The first thing you should know about Nik Antropov is that he's healthy. The towering Winnipeg Jets forward has moved past the lingering hip pain that dogged him last season, where his production dipped to 16 goals and 41 points in 76 games with the Atlanta Thrashers. While Antropov wasn't using the injury as an excuse, it's evident that having hip surgery last summer certainly hampered his play. "It's in the past already, so it doesn't really matter," Antropov said Tuesday after the new Jets jerseys were unveiled at 17 Wing Winnipeg. "I'm looking forward to the season — I've had a healthy summer and last year I was recovering from the (hip) injury. It's going to be a great year."
Jets counting on Antropov to regain scoring touch
Winnipeg Sun | Sep 8