Jets prospect Rutger McGroarty returning to Michigan for junior season

Rutger McGroarty was the Winnipeg Jets' first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

Winnipeg Jets prospect Rutger McGroarty will return for his junior year at the University of Michigan.

McGroarty was the Jets’ 14th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

The 20-year-old scored 16 goals and 52 points in 36 games this season. He earned a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team.

McGroarty was a member of Team USA’s gold-medal team for the 2024 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships where he scored five goals and nine points in seven games.

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