Jonathan Gruden

Ottawa Senators

Fantasy Summary

Gruden is a high-energy, high-effort player. He displays excellent vision and passing ability paired with a decent shot. He’s a well balanced player who can play a variety of roles.

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 4, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No


December 2019 – Gruden was among the latest round of cuts for the U.S. World Junior squad. He was up against it when it came to making the team with a loaded camp roster. Not making the American team for the World Juniors shouldn’t discourage the former University of Miami (Ohio) standout as he likely would have made it in most other years. He’s had a successful season with the London Knights and he should continue that. The hard worker has become a leader with the Knights and will continue to showcase his skills in the OHL. Tony Ferrari

November 2019 – A welcome addition to the London Knights, Gruden has immediately stepped into a leadership position with the perennial OHL powerhouse. He currently has 28 points in just 21 games and has been a play driver for the Knights, sitting second on the team behind only OHL leading scorer Connor McMichael. Gruden’s versatile game has allowed him to quickly adapts to the OHL game after a year in the NCAA. The Senators have to be happy with the development of the 2018 fifth-round pick who looks to be more fo a certain NHLer every day. Tony Ferrari

August 2019 – After being drafted out of the USNTDP last year, he attended the University of Miami (Ohio) last season. He led all freshman on his team with 15 points in 38 games during his brief stint in the NCAA. He signed an entry-level contract with the Senators in April which made him ineligible for the NCAA. This led to him signing with the London Knights of the OHL. While next season is likely going to be his lone season with the Knights, he should immediately step in and be a contributor to the OHL powerhouse. He has a well balanced skill set, blending play making with scoring. He is a strong skater that never stops moving his feet. He takes quick, agile strides that creates space for the American forward. He keeps goalies guessing with the puck on his stick, waiting until the last second to make a decision on whether to pass or shoot. He projects as a middle six forward who can play a responsible game, making the smart play more often than not. His offensive game is intriguing because of the puck skills and skating ability. Gruden is relentless in pursuit of the puck in the defensive zone. He has a consistent effort and good positioning in his own end. He will likely need some AHL seasoning after this season in the OHL, but the hard-working forward is developing according to schedule. Tony Ferrari


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Detroit Jr. Red Wings QC Int PW 5 3 2 5 2 |          
 2013-2014 Little Caesars Bantam Minor AAA HPMBHL 20 17 12 29 44 |          
 2014-2015 Honeybaked Bantam Major AAA HPBHL 17 6 9 15 10 |          
 2015-2016 Team Grey USA-S15 5 2 4 6 - |          
  Honeybaked U16 HPHL U16 22 16 8 24 48 |          
  USA U16 YOG 6 1 3 4 1 |          
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 34 6 7 13 20 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 56 16 12 28 30 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 1 2 0 2 0 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 2 |          
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 15 19 34 20 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 28 32 60 46 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 4 4 4 |          
 2018-2019 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 38 3 12 15 12 |          
 2019-2020 London Knights OHL 54 27 34 61 21 |