The Manitoba Moose will be sending one player to represent the team at the annual American Hockey League All-Star Weekend from January 26-27 in Ontario, California.
From the Moose, forward Jansen Harkins has been chosen. If he will be available to attend will come down to the Winnipeg Jets and their required services. Currently with the big league club that selected him 47th overall in the second round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Harkins may have to forfeit his place in the annual spectacle should the Jets need him to stick around in the NHL.
After a strong month of November and early December, in which the 22-year-old found himself second in AHL scoring, Harkins was recalled by Winnipeg as injury problems arose. But now having both Mathieu Perreault and Mason Appleton return to the lineup, and with Andrew Copp back in the fold, it is expected that the Moose will be getting their top point producer back shortly. Should that happen prior to the All-Star Weekend, Harkins will travel to California and be a participant. If not, the Moose will be forced to send a replacement to serve as the team’s representative.
Through 30 AHL games in 2019-20, Harkins has seven goals, 31 points and 28 penalty minutes, while also accumulating two assists in seven games while dressing for the Jets. 31 AHL points ties Harkins’ previous career high, set in the 2018-19 hockey season.