Kujawinski has not developed as quickly as hoped after a promising OHL career. While still young, his star seems to be fading
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February 2018 – After an early season trade to Tucson, Kujawinski struggled playing in just 19 games with no goals and only two assists. He was moved to Columbus at the NHL trade deadline where he will have a third attempt to get his pro career going. At this pont it looks like he is having a hard time holding onto a AHL job and is a very long shot for the NHL.
May 2017 – Kujawinski’s AHL ice time increased as he ultimately skated in 32 Albany contests, but none in the postseason. His six goals and six assists proved a slight points-per-game increase over 2015-16, from 0.36 to 0.38, but the 22-year-old still has a long way to go before contending for an NHL role. He dealt with a variety of injuries last campaign, including a late-year concussion which surely didn’t help matters. Kevin Wickersham
December 2016 – The 22 year-old Kujawinski has not been overly productive at the AHL level, having seen ice time with Albany in just seven games thus far in 2016-17 with no goals, four assists, and seven shots-on-goal. This follows a 59-game initial campaign in which Kujawinski totaled six goals and 15 assists. Again, there is still time to display NHL-level promise, but it has not recently been evident. – Kevin Wickersham
January 2016 – Once a highly touted prospect and a projected first rounder in the 2013 draft, Kujawinski has failed to live up to expectations. While the talent and size are all there, he still struggles with consistency. It has always been his Achilles heel and the problem continues in his 2ndseason for the Albany Devils. In 27 games Ryan Kujawinski has three goals and five assists. He is still young so there is a decent chance that his production can grow but only time will tell. Justin Nobre
July 2015 – Kujawinski finished up his final season in the OHL with North Bay where he tallied 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points in 34 games after being traded on January 5 from Kingston. Kujawinski also tied for third on North Bay with six goals and a league-leading two overtime game-winning goals. He managed to add three assists in 15 playoff games. Kujawinski also had 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points in 27 games with the Frontenacs this season. Kujawinski signed a three-year contract, which is a two-way deal for $667,500 for the first two years and $742,500 for the third year. Kujawinski will most likely play as the third or fourth line center in Albany next year. Kujawinski size and shot will help his adjustment to the AHL. Justin Nobre
June 2013 – Kujawinski was an early member of the draft class’ flavor of the week after posting point-per-game numbers as a rookie upon arriving in Kingston via a trade with Sarnia. Consistency issues in offensive production has witnessed Kujawinski fall to a likely second or third round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The sizeable pivot from Northern Ontario owns some intriguing offensive qualities as he boasts a game with strong puck possession skills, good defensive awareness and above-average skating skills. Kujawinski is a player who doesn’t quite know his own talents and displays a lack of confidence at times making his game very sporadic. He shows good spurts of great hockey but has never fully put it all together but if he does, watch out. Kujawinski posted 17 goals and 48 points in 66 games for Kingston in 2012-13. Brendan Ross