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Fantasy Summary

A big lanky forward with good passing and finishing ability; has a lot to work on but the potential is there.


Observations

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March 2022 – Jenkins continues to pay his dues in the minors, with 12 points in 43 games with Bridgeport following a 13-game, four-point AHL baptism last season. The 21-year-old has one more season after this one on his entry-level deal. Mark Allan

October 2021 – The 21-year-old was assigned to Bridgeport, where he’ll have the opportunity to show progress from his 13-game, four-point AHL debut. Mark Allan

July 2021 – All in all, it was a brief getting-acquainted exposure to the pro ranks with two goals and two assists in 13 AHL games. Like many prospects, Jenkins lost some valuable developmental ice time thanks to the pandemic. Mark Allan

February 2021 – The 20-year-old went pointless in his pro debut with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Mark Allan

June 2020 – Jenkins inked a three-year, entry-level deal with an $803,333 AAV. After three seasons with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL, the 19-year-old is eligible for another junior schedule. Mark Allan

May 2020 – Jenkins was motoring with three goals and five assists in the final five games for Saginaw before play was suspended. That upped his respectable, if not eye-popping, totals to 16 scores and 24 helpers in 47 outings. It’s the 19-year-old’s third campaign with the OHL’s Spirit and his first as assistant captain, which hints at leadership ability. Especially after the Isles acquired veteran center Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Jenkins will likely return for one more junior schedule. Mark Allan

February 2020 – He’s got a great name for hockey, but does he check enough of the boxes to make it to the big time? That’s difficult to predict since he’s 19 and in his third season of junior hockey. A sixth-round pick, Jenkins tried to fast-track his progress, abandoning a plan to play at the U of Michigan in favour of the Ontario Hockey League. Listed as a center but capable of playing wing, the 6-1, 194-pounder is solidly built. He is working to improve his skating and play without the puck. After 42 games as an assistant captain with the Saginaw Spirit, he has 13 goals and 32 points in 42 games. That .76 points-per-game average is down from .88 in 2018-19. He’s a project. Mark Allan

November 2018 – Blade Jenkins has put on roughly 10 pounds since last campaign. With seven goals and 18 points in 21 games, he is already on pace for better offensive numbers in his second season playing for the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. Poor defensive play, questionable decisions, and slow foot speed are areas which need to be improved upon in order to raise any interest. The first two can be ironed out in the system, the latter however will be the determining factor as to where he will be playing in a few years.  Jesse Sherman

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 11, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 134

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Detroit Compuware QC Int PW3 2 13 2|        
 2012-2013 Compuware 13U AAAHPHL 13U20 5 1419 10|        
 2013-2014 Compuware 14U AAAHPHL 14U17 10 1626 12|        
 2014-2015 Compuware 15U AAA15U AAA- - -- -|        
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U157 4 48 6|        
  TPH Thunder 16U OHL Cup4 0 11 2|        
 2015-2016 Team Navy USA-S155 1 23 -|        
  Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U22 15 2136 44|        
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors