Winnipeg Jets send first-round pick Mark Scheifele back to OHL’s Barrie Colts

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets don’t think Mark Scheifele is quite ready for the NHL.

The Jets re-assigned the 18-year-old Scheifele to the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League on Sunday.

The seventh overall pick at June’s draft, Scheifele played in seven games with Winnipeg this season.

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He scored his first NHL goal on Wednesday against at Toronto, but played just over seven minutes in Saturday’s 5-3 win over Carolina.

Scheifele led all OHL rookies in assists last season with 53. The Kitchener, Ont., native also added 22 goals for 75 points in 66 games.