© Chuck Duboff
Bryan Little was drafted in the 1st round, 12th overall pick, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. He has gone about his business in a very professional manner…and I would suggest is one of the most under rated players, not only on the Winnipeg Jets, but in the whole NHL.
When Little was injured just ten minutes into the 2016-2017 season, the Jets had a huge hole to fill; Little is outstanding in the face off circle, makes the smart passes and has a knack of being in the right place at the right time. The Jets struggled while he was out; they tried Perrault, Petan, Copp and many others at that second line centre, but, it wasn’t until Little returned that the offence, and specifically the power play, really started to click.
Little has now played over 640 career games, accumulating 411 points. His contributions go far beyond those numbers; he is a quiet leader, not saying much, not flamboyant, but somehow he is always showing up when a key play, a key goal is needed.
Not flashy, but definitely invaluable to the Winnipeg Jets.
Check out Bryan Little’s first hat trick with the Winnipeg Jets: