Mark Jankowski

Calgary Flames
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Fantasy Summary

Middle-six C who can excel two-way with puck control.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 9.9
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 13, 1994
Height 6‘4”
Weight 202 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 1; Overall: 21

Observations

Dec 2018 – Mark Jankowski seems to have established his role on the Calgary Flames. He is still only 24 years old with just over 100 pro games played so there is room for change. However, he’s shown more of a north-south skating game primarily centering the 3rd/4th lines. Even with injury to Backlund recently, it did not allow the coaching staff to promote him. With 10 points in the first 24 games and next to no PP time, it seems they are trying to continue the work on his two-way game rather than unleash him creatively as he strides through the neutral zone. While there is still hope he can slot into a 2nd line with 2nd line PP moving forward; what you see is what you may get. He is currently one of the lowest in o-zone percentage starts on the team.  – Joel Henderson

July 2018 – Calgary decided to improve their depth when acquiring Top-six and middle-six players which move the entire depth down. Janko thrives when in possession of the puck; making small plays to keep the play alive and creating space for teammates to shoot the puck. In the second half of the season, he was playing anywhere from nine to sixteen minutes a night. Fantasy owners who were hoping for him to take a step forward might be disappointed. His individual game might take another stride forward but the opportunity and minutes might be tough to earn. His best bet is to find early chemistry with some scoring wingers. – Joel Henderson

Mar 2018 – Jankowski has seen his fair share of struggles and blame in the second half of the year. He managed only six points in the months of January and February over a span of 24 games. His two-way play has been fairly steady but some nights he simply fades into the background as he’s not a bump and grind type of forechecker. He continues to show flashes of offensive playmaking, using his long stick to protect and create, while finishing plays in tight. While his minutes have been steadily decreasing in 2018, there are still enough assets to not lose hope. He had a brief span of significant time as well but that was taken away at the end of January. Jankowski certainly has nothing left to prove at the AHL level and might get a nice showcase with Johnny Gaudreau if Monahan gets shutdown for the year. – Joel Henderson

 

Dec 2017 – This has been a dream so far for Janko. Playing most nights with linemates Jagr and Bennett, but is really the driving force of creativity. He has capitalized on their puck possession down low in order to finish plays in tight or showcase his quality shot. The reason you don’t hear all of those “Is he gonna get an appartment soon” stories is because everyone knows he is staying. Currently with 7 points in 19 games, he adds everything you want from a depth center. Expect more offense to come too. – Joel Henderson

 

Sept 2017 – The wait may be over. Mark Jankowski has impressed during training camp and this may be his time to start the season on a significant line. The biggest thing in his way is the giant question of where Sam Bennett will play. It would be surprising if someone like Lazar took his spot as well. Expect Jankowski to be in and out of the lineup early on in the year while they get a sense of how the bottom-six flushes out. If the offense is stagnating, it might be best to keep Janko in the lineup perminantly. The worst part of about Janko is that he doesn’t add very good peripherals for roto leagues. – Joel Henderson

 

Jun 2017 – What to do with Mark Jankowski? Your guess is as good as mine. Is he good enough to be an NHLer? Definitely Is there a spot for him next season? Not necessarily. Flames like depth flexibility with Mark and while the question has circled about using him potentially at the wing… they’ve spoken out against that. They like him at C. At this point, he was one of the most dominant players in the AHL and yet still saw very little time at the NHL level. They could use him for anything from a trade chip, to a patient 3rd line C for many years. He has that ability. Those who have been waiting to add him in deeper leagues, you may have to wait a little longer. His ability is there though. – Joel Henderson

 

Dec 2016 – Mark got the call up. He did it. Finally. Lots of people were waiting, and fan logic usually dictates that if a first round pick takes that long, they aren’t worth waiting for. Jankowski showed his skills in his NHL debut. He won five of eight faceoffs, controlled the play, forced a few turnovers behind the net, and created a few scoring chances by doing so. He has been assigned to Stockton once again, but now has 10:18 of NHL minutes under his belt. – Joel Henderson

 

Oct 2016 – Calgary decided to part with many of their veteren C’s in the offseason and you have to think it was to give significant time to prospects with potentially higher ceilings. Jankowski will get Top-6 C minutes with significant PP time. Look for him to eventually grab some NHL games in 2016/17. – Joel Henderson

 

Apr 2016 – After a first game loss, Jankowski and Providence were out. Days later, Janko ends the worry and debates by signing a two-year ELC with the Flames and not burning a year. Mark officially joins the Stockton Heat who have been retooling their depth at C. He will continue to adjust to the pro lifestyle and see what type of offense he can add while playing with offensive wingers. He does not maintain the offensive hype he did when drafted, but he can certainly play. His overall game will translate to the NHL level. – Joel Henderson

 

Feb 2015: Jankowski continues to impress with the intangibles. He is using his growing size effectively and showing off his pass first playmaking abilities well as a senior. With Providence being such a defensive team, it certainly does limit him, but his other abilities are NHL caliber currently. He will not be a top six scorer, but he certainly will contribute due to his high level IQ. – Joel Henderson

 

Oct 2015 – With the Friars beginning the season 4-0-1, Jankowski has begun the way Flames fans would have hoped. He has 8 points in those 5 games and for those who have written him off to be an NHL player; Don’t. His fantasy ceiling remains to be seen as he remains the most curious prospect in the Flames system. – Joel Henderson

 

June 2015 – Jankowski spent this last season adding weight and being a primary shutdown defensive player, adding more tools to his two-way game. He killed penalties, took defensive face-offs, and showed his big game moments by grabbing two goals and two assists in four games while being a plus-six during the Frozen Four tournament. Next year will be a significant year as he is expected to drive the offensive with seniors graduating. Joel Henderson

 

May 2014 – Jankowski took another step forward in 2013-14 while playing for Providence College.  He posted 25 points in 39 games and is showing signs of elite level puck control and passing. He desperately needs to put on about 30 pounds but at only 19 years of age and with at least one more if not two more college seasons ahead of him, there is time. The skill is there, the body needs to catch up. He is really slick with the puck and knows exactly how to use his big wing-span to move in and out of traffic. Keep a close eye on his development, this kid could be a lock for the Flames top two lines in a few years. Brad Wilson

 

October 2013 – Mark Jankowski has had a strong start to his sophomore season at Providence College. The rangy forward has four goals and five points through his first five games to sit second in team scoring and has looked to improve his footwork slightly. Brendan Ross

 

March 2013 – Not out of place at the NCAA level, but not exactly wowing with his offense either….still need to fill out…Flames will be patient with him. – Dobber

 

June 2012 – After trading down, Jay Feaster’s Calgary Flames used the 21st pick to grab Mark Jankowski, an extremely raw prospect with good size and two-way ability. In his draft year, Jankowski added almost six inches to his frame and really stepped up his play notching 93 points in 57 games for Stanstead College.


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 St. Catharines Falc. Mn Mdgt AAA SCTAMM 33 11 14 25 14 |          
 2010-2011 Stanstead College CAHS 50 24 37 61 10 |          
  Stanstead College MPHL 13 5 4 9 10 | Playoffs 2 2 1 3
 2011-2012 Stanstead College CAHS 41 31 26 57 22 |          
  Stanstead College MPHL 13 19 11 30 12 | Playoffs 3 3 4 7
 2012-2013 Providence College NCAA 34 7 11 18 10 |          
 2013-2014 Providence College NCAA 39 13 12 25 14 |          
 2014-2015 Providence College NCAA 37 8 19 27 14 |          
 2015-2016 Providence College NCAA 38 15 25 40 28 |          
  Stockton Heat AHL 8 2 4 6 0 |          
 2016-2017 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Stockton Heat AHL 64 27 29 56 29 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5
 2017-2018 Calgary Flames NHL 72 17 8 25 33 |          
  Stockton Heat AHL 6 5 3 8 12 |          
 2018-2019 Calgary Flames NHL 79 14 18 32 12 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
 2019-2020 Calgary Flames NHL - - - - - |          

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