Jayce Hawryluk

by Jokke Nevalainen on April 21, 2018
Jayce Hawryluk - Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports

 

Jayce Hawryluk, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Born: 1996-01-01

Hometown: Yorkton, SK, CAN

Drafted: 2014 by the Florida Panthers, 32nd overall

 

Observations:

April 2018 – Everything was looking good for Hawryluk just a few months ago but his offense has dried up since then, and he was even demoted to the ECHL where he scored two points in six games. He finished the AHL season with 36 points in 64 games. Next season will be huge for Hawryluk's NHL future – he needs to show significant improvement and earn at least some NHL call-ups. Jokke Nevalainen

 

January 2018 – Hawryluk's season totals of 25 points in 40 games may not seem impressive but 19 of those points have come in the last 21 games. Hawryluk has also been very consistent as he hasn't scored more than two points in any of the games this season. It's only a matter of time before Hawryluk is called up to the NHL.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

May 2017 – Hawryluk missed the first part of his AHL rookie season after breaking a hand in a fight with Washington prospect Jakub Vrana in training camp. Upon his return, Hawryluk was a shining star in an overall underwhelming season for Springfield. He was consistently Springfield’s most noticeable player with his quick skating, impressive shot and ability to get under his opponents’ skin. An all-around player by every definition, Hawryluk has the ability to play up and down the lineup as needed. Although his offensive production could use some consistency, a full season in the AHL should help his development since his rookie season was interrupted with injuries. With 26 points in 47 games this season, keep an eye on Hawryluk next season as he is quickly becoming Florida’s most NHL-ready forward prospect. Joel Gluss

May 2016 – Hawryluk and the Brandon Wheat Kings fell 9-1 to the London Knights in round-robin action at the MasterCard Memorial Cup on Monday night. Hawryluk, known for playing a physical game, was handed 12 minutes of penalties in the game (ten minute misconduct and two minutes for roughing). When he returned to the ice, he drew two penalties with less than six minutes in the second period, one of these penalties were a result of his speed on the ice. Chris Crawford

May 2016 – In his 2016 Memorial Cup debut, Hawryluk didn't get on the score sheet, but had an impact in the game. In the third period with Brandon trying to tie the game, he played a full 2 minutes on an early powerplay opportunity. However, his physical play put him in the penalty box on multiple occasions. His great shot, release and skating speed were on display as well as he got a great opportunity to score in the third period. Chris Crawford

May 2016 – Jayce Hawryluk proved that he can compete when the pressure is the highest. In game 5, which proved to be the Championship clinching game in the WHL, Hawryluk had his best point production of the series. He scored a hat-trick and had two assists in Brandon's 8-4 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. Hawryluk had nine points (five goals, 4 assists) over the five game Championship series. The Brandon Wheat Kings will now represent the WHL at the MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer, Alberta later this week. Chris Crawford

May 2016 – Hawryluk scored the overtime game-winning goal in game two of the WHL Final. The goal gave the Brandon Wheat Kings a two games to none series lead over the Seattle Thunderbirds. In game one of the series he had opportunities to score, including a shorthanded chance but was unable to find the back of the net. He did get an assist on Brandon's game tying goal in game one. He is proving he can compete when the pressure is the highest in a Championship playoff series, getting three points in two games. Chris Crawford

April 2016 – Hawryluk's Brandon Wheat Kings, one of the favourites in the WHL are currently in the Eastern Conference Final, leading their series over the Red Deer Rebels two games to zero. Having players that can deliver in big games is something every NHL team looks for when drafting prospects and the Florida Panthers have one of those players in Hawryluk. In the two games thus far of the Eastern Conference Championship series, he has three points, all of which are assists that came in Game 2 of the series. In 13 post-season games, Hawryluk has 15 points (two goals,13 assists). Chris Crawford

April 2016 – The Brandon Wheat Kings closed out the Edmonton Oil Kings on home ice in six games. Hawryluk played an important role in the final game of the series, getting on the board with three assists, putting his playoff point total at nine points (two goals, seven assists). In Game six of the series he saw lots of powerplay time on the first unit as well as penalty killing time. He is a great skater, using his speed to create scoring opportunities, including a two on one chance in Game six. Hawryluk has great play-making ability and is calm when the puck is on his stick, fending off defenders and delivering great passes to open linemates. Chris Crawford

March 2016 – Hawryluk has exploded in his fourth season with the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings. He has surpassed the 100 point mark, scoring 47 goals and 59 assists for a total of 106 points through just 58 games. Despite being smaller in stature, Hawryluk is not afraid to get to the dirty areas and get involved physically displayed by his 101 penalty minutes. He is not just focussed on one end of the ice either, as he has an impressive plus 59 thus far. The Panthers will be looking forward to seeing his transition to the pro level next season. Lee Rayson

October 2015Hawlryuk has gotten off to his CHL campaign in quite spectacular fashion, posting five points against the Vancouver Giants in early season play. The one goal, four assist effort led the way for the Wheat Kings as they put on an offensive show with eight goals. The gifted Panther prospect is one to watch in future years if your league has a minor system. Lee Rayson

June 2014 – Jayce Hawryluk was selected by the Florida Panthers at 32nd overall in the second round. This was Florida's next pick after taking Aaron Ekblad first overall. Hawryluk will project as a versatile, feisty forward that can score and frustrate the opposition. He is a little undersized, but his work ethic should translate to success into the next level. Kevin Won

May 2014 – Wheat Kings leading scorer in 2013-14, Jayce Hawryluk tallied 24 goals and 64 points showcasing strong passing abilities along the way. Credited for a strong work ethic and determined forecheck, Hawryluk is a versatile forward capable of filling multiple roles throughout the lineup. His offensive and defensive awareness are both noteworthy and he has shown to be dangerous on the penalty kill. Look for Jayce Hawryluk to be scooped up any time after the first round at the 2014 NHL Draft. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

High-energy forward can play in all situations. Projects as an ideal third-line forward.

 

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Hawryluk scores four goals vs Portland:

 

 

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