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KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:30 PM ET

Adam Lowry is the second player selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Lowry, a 6-foot-4, 184-pound left winger from Calgary, had 18 goals and 45 points in 66 games with the Swift Current Broncos last season. As a rookie, he had 15 goals and 34 points in 61 games.

Lowry wasn’t in attendance at the Excel Energy Centre.

The Jets didn’t own a second round pick in this year’s draft, since they moved it in the move to acquire captain Andrew Ladd last summer.

However, the Jets made a deal with the Montreal Canadiens for the 78th pick (third round) and selected defenceman Brennan Serville, who spent last season with the Stouffville of Tier II Stouffville and will be attending Michigan University this fall.

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“I had a meeting with (Winnipeg on Friday) and I thought it went really well,” said Serville. “I was really shocked going to Winnipeg. I had no idea they were going to choose me. I had no idea where I was going to get taken. The rankings had me all over the map.”

Winnipeg gave up the 97th and 108th selections to move up to get Serville.

They weren’t doing dealing there, acquiring the 119th pick (fourth round) to pick defenceman Zachary Yuen of the Tri-City Americans.

Yuen had eight goals and 32 points in 72 games with the Americans last season.

In the fifth round, the Jets chose right-winger Austen Brassard of the Belleville Bulls of the OHL.

Brassard had 19 goals and 34 points in 67 games last season.

The Jets chose goalie Jason Kasdorf of Winnipeg in the sixth round.

Kasdorf spent the past two seasons with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

The Jets final selection was defenceman Aaron Harstad, who spent the past three seasons with Green Bay of the USHL.

Joel Edmundson of Brandon was the first Manitoban selected as the Moose Jaw Warriros defenceman was selected 46th by the St. Louis Blues.

“It was unreal,” said Edmundson. “I was waiting a pretty long time, but the second round is awesome for me.”

Winnipegger Michael St. Croix was picked 106th by the New York Rangers.

St. Croix had 27 goals and 75 points in 68 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings last season.

Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Jordan Fransoo was the final Manitoban selected as he went in the seventh round to the Ottawa Senators.


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