Leon Gawanke

Winnipeg Jets
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Fantasy Summary

Raw offensive upside with a heavy shot from the blueline; could take plenty of seasoning in the minors before he’s ready to make the jump to the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country GER
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 31, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 5; Overall: 136

Observations

March 2019 – The German defenseman is having quite the season in the QMJHL, leading all Cape Breton blueliners with 54 points through 59 games. He has great offensive potential and it’s certainly showing this year. Gawanke also represented Germany at the U20 World Junior Championships for the third straight year. Jamie Zadow

September 2018 – Gawanke got off to a slow start last season, but finished strong and his 32 points (4 G, 28 A) in 62 games was good enough for second amongst defencemen on the Cape Breton roster. Often overlooked in prospect circles, he’s started to gain some notoriety around the QMJHL, where he is back for his third season with the Screaming Eagles. A product of the youth hockey system in Germany, Gawanke has plenty of upside and is thought of as a long-term project. He possesses a heavy shot from the point and needs to be less gun shy and let it rip more often. Jamie Zadow


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U16 Schüler-BL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U16 Schüler-BL 29 4 18 22 22 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
 2014-2015 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U16 Schüler-BL 28 14 39 53 44 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5
  Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19 DNL Q 6 0 0 0 2 |          
  Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19 DNL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Germany U16 (all) International-Jr 7 3 5 8 4 |          
 2015-2016 Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19 DNL 41 11 25 36 18 | Playoffs QC 2 1 3 4
  Eisbären Juniors Berlin U19 DNL Endrunde 4 1 3 4 0 |          
  Germany U18 WJC-18 D1A 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Germany U18 (all) International-Jr 9 1 2 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL 54 8 24 32 26 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4
  Germany U18 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          
  Germany U20 WJC-20 D1A 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 6 1 1 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL 62 4 28 32 39 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2
  Germany U20 WJC-20 D1A 5 2 3 5 2 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 9 6 5 11 4 |          
 2018-2019 Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL 62 17 40 57 26 | Playoffs 11 2 5 7
  Germany U20 WJC-20 D1A 5 0 3 3 2 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 7 7 4 |          
 2019-2020 Manitoba Moose AHL - - - - - |          

Highlights