Joey Dudek

Edmonton Oilers
The Eagle Tribune

Fantasy Summary

Dudek has promise as a hockey-smart offensive threat with a solid work ethic. In a few years may develop as a contributing member of a scoring line at the NHL level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 29, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 6; Overall: 152

Observations

March 2019 – Dudek is in a similar situation as teammate and fellow Oilers’ prospect Aapeli Räsänen. Both were seen as project prospects at best to start the season and their significant decline in production this season doesn’t help their cause. Dudek’s point production has been nearly cut in half as he has just 10 points in 34 games this season as opposed to 19 points in 36 last year. Unless something drastically changes with Dudek, it’s hard to imagine him turning pro in the future. Jameson Ewasiuk

February 2019 – Things haven’t gone as planned for Dudek. In his four seasons at Boston College the young forward has recorded three, 22, 19 and now nine points. His points-per-game average decreased last season but has almost been cut in half this campaign which has to be seen as disappointing for the Oilers’ organization. At this point it is hard to imagine Dudek making an impact at the pro level or even earning a contract from the Oilers. Jameson Ewasiuk

June 2018 – On February 26th (the 2018 NHL trade deadline day) the Oilers opted to trade soon to be be UFA power forward Patrick Maroon to the New Jersey Devils for a 2019 third-round pick and forward Prospects Joey Dudek. Dudek is seen as a project prospect and will need to continue to improve his overall game before being able to successfully play at the pro level. Last season the young forward recorded 7 goals and 19 points in 36 games with Boston College which isn’t much different than the 22 points in 40 games that he recorded the season prior. The Oilers’ organization has likely seen a lot of Dudek as two Oilers’ draft choices, Graham McPhee and Aapeli Rasanen also play for Boston College. At this point, expectations and his fantasy upside should be kept low.  Jameson Ewasiuk

July 2017 – As is often the case with college players Dudek, entering his junior year at Boston College, will not participate in Devils’ Development Camp this week. With an increasing number of promising forward prospects, particularly centers in the New Jersey pipeline, there is no great rush. Kevin Wickersham March 2017 – With Boston College’s season coming to an end after falling to University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Hockey East Tournament title game, we can see Dudek’s final sophomore season totals (13 G, 9 A in 40 games) far surpass his freshman year statistics (1 G, 2 A in 34 games). His increased playing time, including a move to the Eagles’ point on the power play resulting in two PP goals vs. Vermont in the quarterfinals, show the program’s faith in him and should lead to an even greater role in 2017-18. Kevin Wickersham January 2017 – Now a sophomore at Boston College, Dudek is earning greater playing time in his second year as an Eagle and is currently tied for second on his squad in goals with ten in 28 games. His 74 shots ranks third on the team. Several scouts consider him possessing elite-level hockey skills, including highly impressive skating ability. He is a true team player who makes smart decisions with the puck to help set up scoring chances for line mates and displays sharp on-ice vision. Dudek could stand to increase his strength and skating speed, but as several coaches have praised his work ethic one hopes these will come in time. While not overly physical, Dudek is adept at protecting and fighting for the puck along the boards and in corners. His future development is in the good hands of legendary BC Coach Jerry York, and he comes from a strong athletic family, as his father Joe is a former Heisman Trophy finalist and NFL running back. Kevin Wickersham


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Pinkerton Academy USHS-NH - - - - - |          
  Selects Hockey Academy U15 WSI U15 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2012-2013 Kimball Union Academy USHS-Prep 30 17 25 42 - |          
 2013-2014 Kimball Union Academy USHS-Prep 25 9 35 44 - |          
  Boston Jr. Bruins Selects U18 MHSL U18 5 0 1 1 4 |          
  Islanders Hockey Club USPHL Premier 2 0 0 0 12 |          
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 0 |          
 2014-2015 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 41 6 6 12 66 |          
  Chicago Steel USHL 13 4 2 6 6 |          
 2015-2016 Boston College NCAA 34 1 2 3 6 |          
 2016-2017 Boston College NCAA 40 13 9 22 28 |          
 2017-2018 Boston College NCAA 36 7 12 19 28 |          
 2018-2019 Boston College NCAA 39 7 5 12 26 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 5 0 0 0 2 |          

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