Jan Jenik

Arizona Coyotes
Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com

Fantasy Summary

A spunky player who at times shows signs of high-level creativity and vision, Jenik could potentially be a sleeper.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CZE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 15, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 65

Observations

January 2019-  It took a few games for Jenik to get into the Czech lineup for the WJHC but when he finally did it was a solid showing. Named player of the game against Canada, Jenik picked up two assists in three games. Shortly after the tournament ended, his OHL rights were traded to the Hamilton Bulldogs from Flint for a pair of draft picks. The best news is Jenik will report to Hamilton and should be in their lineup as soon as possible. Bringing size and skill, he likes to play a physical style and seems more tailor-made to play in the CHL rather than in the Czech league. Jenik brings versatility to the team as he can play both wing and center. He’s expected to center Hamilton’s top line in his first game with the team. Keith Duggan

December 2018- After coming down to the wire, Jenik has made the Czech team for the 2019 WJHC. Expected to play a depth role with the team, don’t sleep on Jenik as he’s made a name for himself before in these short tournaments. Keith Duggan

December 2018 –  The youngest player in the 2018 draft, Jenik was born Sept. 15, 2000. If he had been born one day later Jenik would have had to go into the 2019 NHL draft. A speedy and crafty player, he was considered one of the best Czech prospects for the 2018 draft behind Filip Zadina and Martin Kaut. Much like Kaut, he’s a secure two-way player who works hard and has a good amount of skill but his skating and edge work needs improving. Jenik has a nasty side to him though and likes to play a physical game and go into the dirty areas for the puck. Playing in three different Czech leagues last season, he finished with a combined 100 penalty minutes in 43 games. He also nearly dropped the gloves with a much bigger and experienced Boko Imama of the LA Kings in the Coyotes rookie tournament. To continue playing this style he’ll need to fill out more on his 6-1 frame, Jenik currently comes in at just 165 lbs. He had a monster Hlinka Memorial Tournament last year, scoring six goals and seven points in five games. Jenik was drafted sixth overall in the CHL import draft by Flint but decided to keep playing in the Czech league. This season he’s split time between playing in the top Czech Extraliga league and on loan to the 2nd Czech Republic Hockey League, where he has one goal and eight points in 23 games combined. In the end Jenik needs to show more consistency to his game. One play he looks like a grinder and then the next shift Jenik has a end-to-end rush. Keep an eye on him though he could potentially be a sleeper. Keith Duggan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 BK Mlada Boleslav U16 Czech U16 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 BK Mlada Boleslav U16 Czech U16 36 10 16 26 10 |          
 2014-2015 BK Mlada Boleslav U16 Czech U16 37 11 18 29 53 |          
 2015-2016 Bili Tygri Liberec U16 Czech U16 7 9 7 16 8 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1
  Bili Tygri Liberec U18 Czech U18 42 16 31 47 26 | Playoffs 6 5 6 11
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 13 3 5 8 16 |          
 2016-2017 Bili Tygri Liberec U18 Czech U18 17 14 18 32 73 | Playoffs 4 1 5 6 10 
  Bili Tygri Liberec U20 Czech U20 28 6 17 23 22 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 11 6 3 9 2 |          
 2017-2018 Bili Tygri Liberec Champions HL 4 0 0 0 4 |          
  Bili Tygri Liberec U20 Czech U20 7 3 4 7 29 | Playoffs 3 2 3 5
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 6 1 7 0 |          
  Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 6 0 0 0 4 |          
  HC Benatky nad Jizerou Czech2 30 4 7 11 67 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 7 0 6 6 10 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 19 7 8 15 20 |          
 2018-2019 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 10 0 2 2 16 |          
  HC Benatky nad Jizerou Czech2 13 1 5 6 12 |          
  Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 27 13 17 30 49 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 3 0 2 2 2 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 15 2 4 6 24 |          

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