Varsity Boys Hockey captain Mark Jankowski is being eyed for the 2012 NHL draft.
Mark, a Grade 12 student from Dundas, Ont., has been added to the C list of players to watch, greatly increasing his chances of being among players picked in the eight-round draft in June.
The C list often includes players outside the junior hockey ranks who may not be in the spotlight like other high-profile prospects but are impact players who are turning heads.
Mark is in his second year at Stanstead College and enjoying an excellent start to the new season. The team is now 10-4-1, while Mark has 14 goals, 11 assists and 25 points with a +15 rating. Standing at 6’2.75” and 171 pounds, Mark is a highly skilled centreman with great vision, speed and overall tremendous hockey sense, says coach James Rioux.
“His competitive nature, work ethic in practice and character on and off the ice make him an outstanding prospect,” he said. “He has a nose for the net and deep bag of tricks with the puck,” said the coach. “
Besides hockey, Mark has played varsity soccer for the past two seasons and is an elite-level baseball player in the spring and summer. He hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps and play NCAA DI college hockey but has not yet made his final choice despite receiving multiple offers.
The last Spartan to make the draft was Danny Hobbs ('06), drafted by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (198th overall). He is currently a senior at UMass-Amherst and this past summer was named a Ranger prospect to watch.