Jacob Trouba knows his first pre-season game with the Winnipeg Jets didn't go as planned.

But the 2012 first round pick quickly put that game — and subsequent frustration — in his rearview mirror and he's focused on showing improvement tonight when the Jets host the Edmonton Oilers at 7:05 p.m. at MTS Centre.

"It was a different experience. I think I got into a little bit of trouble on the bigger ice" said Trouba. "I don't think you can worry about it it's the first game. You've got to adjust and get used to it. I know what to expect going into tonight and that should help me. There's still a lot of room for improvement.

"Just being able to play my game and get another opportunity to play is pretty fun pretty special. I'm not going to take it for granted and am going to try to make the most of it."

Jets head coach Claude Noel wasn't concerned about Trouba's pre-season debut nor should he have been.

"It was his first game in Belleville. He just needs to get a little bit more comfortable" said Noel. "He was probably a little bit nervous in that game."

Noel has moved veteran centre Olli Jokinen between Evander Kane and Devin Setoguchi while Mark Scheifele slides onto a unit with Michael Frolik and James Wright.

"You've got to get a feel for how they do if it looks like there is chemistry created" said Noel when asked about what goes into his pre-season decisions regarding potential line combinations. "I don't know that there's an exact science. You put 20 coaches in the same situations you probably get 20 different methods of doing things.