Jacob Pivonka

New York Islanders
image courtesy of Chicago Mission

Fantasy Summary

A responsible center who could become a solid third-liner.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 28, 2000
Height 5‘11”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 103

Observations

June 2020 – No points in his final three outings of 2019-20 with Notre Dame is par for the course for a player who projects as a bottom-six checker as a pro. Mark Allan

March 2020 – Defensive responsibility is a strength. Offensive production is not. As a sophomore with the University of Notre Dame, he has compiled a mere 11 points in 32 outings, a small improvement over 10 points in a 40-game freshman campaign. NCAA players often blossom as juniors, but the fourth-round pick has not been much of a scorer in the U.S. national program and he has just five points in 17 international appearances. While solidly built, he does not look like an attractive fantasy option down the road. Mark Allan

April 2019 – It was a disappointing season in the offensive end for Pivonka as he was only able to put up an abysmal ten points in 40 games. Fantasy owners shouldn’t start worrying about his point totals yet as it was the first season at the college level for the two-way forward. However, the reality is that Pivonka may never be more than a responsible defensive forward who has trouble putting up any fantasy numbers at the pro level. Nate Duffett

November 2018 – Jacob Pivonka is playing his first year in the NCAA. He has four assists in 12 games for the Fighting Irish. Plays well away from the puck, has some speed and hockey intelligence. Don’t expect him to put up points like his father Michal did playing for the Washington Capitals. His defensive skills are what gives potential to having a regular roster spot down the road. Barring drastic improvements to his offensive game, look elsewhere for fantasy relevancy. Jesse Sherman


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Chicago Mission Peewee QC Int PW 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2013-2014 Chicago Mission 13U AAA HPHL 13U 20 24 12 36 8 |          
 2014-2015 Chicago Mission 14U AAA HPHL 14U 17 13 9 22 34 |          
 2015-2016 Team Gold USA-S15 5 3 2 5 - |          
  Chicago Mission 16U AAA HPHL 16U 22 10 12 22 4 |          
  Chicago Mission 16U NAPHL 16U 5 2 0 2 4 |          
  USA U16 YOG 6 5 3 8 6 |          
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 34 5 6 11 22 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 56 10 13 23 32 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 1 1 0 1 2 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 2 0 2 6 |          
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 5 3 8 20 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 59 8 12 20 45 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 6 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 40 2 8 10 25 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 35 4 7 11 14 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 4 |          

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