Jack Studnicka

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Versatile and responsible two-way forward​.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 18, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 53

Observations

March 2019 – After a January trade from Oshawa to Niagara, Studnicka has caught fire in the OHL with 17 goals and 33 points through 21 games. His remarkably consistent faceoff percentage has continued with his new team (currently sitting at 54% on the season), but the most important improvement has been his power play production. After managing just 14 goals on the man advantage over his first 22 OHL games, Studnicka has scored 11 power play goals with his new team. He will be an important contributor during Niagara’s upcoming playoff run, and his Ice Dogs should be poised for a shot at the OHL championship. Chris Mazza

 

January 2019 – Studnicka managed four points in five games for Canada at this year’s WJC. He usage varied each game, however he was managed to be an effective player with the ice time he did receive. All four of his points came in just two games, including a goal and an assist in Canada’s 14-0 dismantling of Denmark. Studnicka showed off his impressive speed and puck protection skills throughout the tournament, and will return to the OHL where he is expected to be traded to a championship-hopeful team for the remainder of the season. Chris Mazza

 

December 2018 – Studnicka has been invited to Canada’s U20 WJC camp and will be fighting for a spot on the team this month. His OHL season has been consistent, but perhaps a bit lacking in terms of development over last year. Studnicka sits between 25th and 30th in the OHL in points (right where he finished last year). While his primary assists per game played are near the top of the league a lot of that is due to his massive amount of ice time and points on the power play. This is evident when comparing the same stat per 60 minutes played at even strength (67th in the league). Studnicka is centering Oshawa’s top line as they currently sit 4th in their conference. Studnicka will no doubt look to make the WJC team and improve as the year goes on, however he hasn’t taken the strides many expected him to take in his draft plus 1 year thus far. Stuart Hall

 

September 2018 – Studnicka was sent back to junior for another year, where he should be given every opportunity to dominate offensively for Oshawa while developing his all-around game. During this preseason, Studnicka had the opportunity to play with star forward Brad Marchand who highlighted the young prospect’s speed and vision as two elements that will make him an NHL player sooner rather than later. Studnicka uses this speed and his large frame effectively to shield the puck and create offense, and should be in a position to compete for a roster spot during the 2019-2020 campaign. Chris Mazza

April 2018 – Studnicka was fantastic for his junior club in Oshawa this season. He led the team with a new “C” on his jersey but also surpassed the 20 goal mark for the first time in his junior career. He finished with 72 points. That gave him 20 points more than his draft year and was good enough to lead his club. After Oshawa was bounced out of the playoffs in the first round he was signed to an ELC by the Bruins and landed in Providence to end the year. In his first taste of AHL action he a point per game going five in five.

Jack will most likely return to Oshawa next season and lead his team in points again. He is a smooth skater, has silky soft hands and isn’t afraid of buzz-sawing his way to the goal. Studnicka is versatile and capable in any situation: PK, PP or five-on-five. The Bruins are blessed with depth which will give him time to hone his game in junior. A few years away from the NHL, Jack is still a worthwhile prospect to keep in your pocket.

June 2017 – Studnicka is a strong two-way player but doesn’t have as much offensive upside compared to some who were still remaining on the board at this point in the draft; his skill set makes him more suitable for a role as a third-line center rather than a top-line forward. He was rated as high as #42 by ISS Hockey and as low as #120 by NHL Central Scouting.

For Oshawa this past year, Studnicka enjoyed relative success in the regular season posting 52 points in 64 games to go with a mediocre-at-best minus-six rating. That being said, Studnicka has shown the ability to step up when the games matter most, posting 15 points in just 11 playoff appearances. Jack has got good speed and great defensive awareness for a forward at his age. The main knock against Studnicka at this point is his size. At 6’1” and only 174 pounds, Studnicka needs to fill out a bit before he can make a run at the big leagues. We’ll expect to see Studnicka back in junior for a while yet. Mike Drover


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Compuware Bantam Major AAA HPBHL 17 10 16 26 14 |          
 2014-2015 Belle Tire U16 Midget 71 31 58 89 49 |          
  TPH Thunder Minor Midget OHL Cup 4 1 3 4 6 |          
  Team ALLIANCE OGC-16 5 4 3 7 4 |          
  Belle Tire U16 T1EHL U16 32 9 32 41 24 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
 2015-2016 Oshawa Generals OHL 62 4 22 26 25 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Team Green U17-Dev 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 1 4 5 0 |          
 2016-2017 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  Oshawa Generals OHL 64 18 34 52 36 | Playoffs 11 5 10 15
  Canada U18 WJC-18 3 3 0 3 0 |          
 2017-2018 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 22 50 72 43 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5 13 
  Providence Bruins AHL 5 1 4 5 0 |          
 2018-2019 Oshawa Generals OHL 30 12 22 34 28 |          
  Niagara IceDogs OHL 30 24 25 49 24 | Playoffs 11 5 6 11 16 
  Providence Bruins AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 1 3 4 0 |          

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