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Fantasy Summary

A center who’s game is predicated on speed, strength and finishing ability


Observations

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June 2022 – In his first full professional outing in North America, Washkurak showed promise. In 64 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds, the undersized forward produced 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points. Not eye-popping but he certainly didn’t shy away from the physical game, tallying 50 penalty minutes. So far in this year’s postseason, Washkurak has played six games and has been held off the scoresheet aside from four penalty minutes. Throughout his career in the OHL to the Slovak league last season and AHL this season, Washkaruk hasn’t let his size stop him from being a pest on the ice. If he wishes to advance to the NHL level, he’ll need to continue this trend while also continuing to improve his offensive game. Gordon Munro
October 2020 – Despite suffering an upper-body injury in December, Washkurak’s 2019-2020 campaign was his best in the OHL so far, finishing fourth in scoring on the Mississauga Steelheads with 52 points (22 goals and 30 assists) in 49 games, and tied for second on the team in points per game (1.06). The 5’10” center was voted in the coaches’ poll as the hardest working player in the Eastern Conference for the second consecutive year; further cementing his value to the Steelheads, and highlighting his potential contribution to the Blues. Washkurak still has one year left until he becomes AHL-eligible, which should give him time to round out different facets of his game to make him pro-ready, as that likely will be his next step after the upcoming season. Lou Farah
December 2019: Washkurak has cemented himself as one of, if not the, best forwards on the Mississauga Steelheads this season. It’s been a rough season for his team as they have the third-worst record in the OHL, but that hasn’t stopped Washkurak from pacing his team in goals (11) and points (25) by a forward through the first 29 games of the season. He’s on pace to set new personal bests in all major offensive categories this year and will be relied upon by the Steelheads to help drive the ship. Sam Stern
June 2019 – Washkurak impressed this season with his ability to out-muscle and out-skate his competition. He makes his living around the opposition’s net and loves to beat his man from the outside with a power move to the net. Washkurak possesses adequate vision and has good enough hands to complete some difficult passes. He recorded 16 goals, 31 assists and 47 points in 66 regular season games and added one goal and two assists in two playoff matches. He will return to the OHL for a third season this fall and hope to take another step forward as a multi-category forward. Sam Stern
Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 16, 2001
Height 5‘10”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 5; Overall: 155

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Waterloo Wolves U15 AAAALLIANCE U15- - -- -|        
  Waterloo Wolves U15 AAABig Nickel Bantam7 4 59 13|        
  Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAALLIANCE U160 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U159 6 410 16|        
 2016-2017 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAALLIANCE U1632 17 2138 34|Playoffs15 7 714 16 
  Waterloo Wolves U16 AAAOHL Cup4 0 11 0|        
  Team ALLIANCE OGC-165 1 23 0|        
 2017-2018 Team Green U17-Dev3 2 02 2|