Just squeaking by Providence College teammate Jon Gillies, is 2012 21st-overall draft pick Mark Jankowski. Often referred to as “Janko”, Jankowski completed his Freshman season registering 18 points in 34 games, tied for 4th-most on the Friars squad.
The 18-year old forward stands at 6-3 and weighs in at just 185. Obviously, Jankowski is lacking weight and will need to get up to somewhere in the range of 200-210 before making his NHL debut.
With an NCAA scholarship, it is likely that Hamilton native, stays three more years until he is a senior. The season he would make his NHL debut would then be 2016-17. If Jankowski decides Providence is not where he wants to play, he could continue his development in the OHL with Saginaw, the team that drafted him in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.
It is also expected that Jankowski will participate in the 2014 WJC playing for Team Canada. His first international tournament.
Via Hockey’s Future –
“A prospect with some NHL bloodlines, Jankowski has grown several inches in the past year-and-a-half, to the point where he sports at least some of the size that NHL GM’s look for in a center prospect. What he lacks is some bulk to go with his currently 6-2 frame as Jankowski weighs just 170 pounds. Nevertheless, the skill and talent appear to be there with Jankowski being a player that can generate offense on his own or in concert with his linemates, with his passing skills being nearly elite level. Jankowski plays a good two-way game and doesn’t take many shifts off. As he gets used to his changing body, it is likely that he’ll only get better, but playing against better competition will also help to improve Jankowski’s game.”
Calgary Flames Prospect Rankings:
#10. Morgan Klimchuk
#9. Emile Poirier
#8. Max Reinhart
#7. Tyler Wotherspoon
#6. Corban Knight
#5. Jon Gillies
#4. Mark Jankowski
#3. August 6
#2. August 7
#1. August 8