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.

Fantasy Upside 7.2
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CZE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 15, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 65


January 2020- Horrible news was recently revealed as Jenik has suffered a knee injury at the World Junior Championship that will reportedly require surgery and keep him out the rest of the season. As of right now, he’ll definitely miss the rest of the tournament and Coyote doctors are reviewing his MRI and will work with Jenik’s agent on a plan. This is terrible news for Jenik, who was having a monster year with Hamilton and was arguable the best player in the OHL. He also was having a strong tournament for the Czech Team, putting up two goals and three points, including the game-winning against Russia on home ice in his squads first contest. In a game against USA, Jenik collided rather innocently with American Jake Pivonka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWKu1Ko97pA, then went down and stay down in obvious pain clutching his knee. Keith Duggan

December 2019- Unlike last year where Jenik was a last second addition to the Czech lineup for the 2019 World Junior Championships, he was quickly named to the team and should be a top player for the 2020 squad. Last year, he was one of the youngest members of the team but now Jenik will be a leader on a squad hoping to make some noise on home ice. He’s been lights out playing in the OHL this season, putting together a 26-game point streak, tallying 56 points along the way to start the campaign. Playing alongside LA Kings prospect Arthur Kaliyev on the first line for Hamilton, the two have been unstoppable. Jenik will bring that offensive confidence into the WJHC tournament, where he’ll be a treat for the home fans to watch. Keith Duggan

November 2019- The breakout campaign continues for Jenik has he has been named OHL Player of the Week for Nov. 13-Nov. 17. He racked up a league-leading 10 points including five goals and five assists over three games. Jenik is currently second in the OHL scoring with 43 points (17-26-43) over 20 games. Jenik has recorded a point in each game he’s played this year and is currently on a run of four consecutive multi-point outings. Keith Duggan

October 2019- Jenik had a very strong rookie and main training camps with the Coyotes. He was signaled out as one of the team’s top players in the rookie camp. Jenik was inevitably returned to Hamilton of the OHL but left a good impression on management. He’s a prospect on the rise. Keith Duggan

June 2019- Jenik played very well in the OHL, picking up 13 goals and 30 points in 27 games for Hamilton, playing on a line at times with expected 2019 first-rounder Arthur Kaliyev. The gritty forward kept up his physical game too, racking up 49 PIM. Jenik is expected to return to Hamilton for 2019-20 and put up bigger numbers now being a year older and adjusted to the OHL. Keith Duggan

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


 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 |          
 2019-2020 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 27 22 34 56 30 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 3 2 1 3 2 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 5 2 2 4 16 |