Adam Janosik

Hometown:

Spiska Nova Ves Slovakia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1992-09-07

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

3rd round (72nd overall), 2010

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Janosik scored 4 goals with 15 assists and had 38 PIM in 42 games for HC Liberec in the U-18 Czech Junior League.

2008-09: Janosik split the season between HC Liberec's U-18 and U-20 teams in Czech juniors. He scored 1 goal with 8 assists and 12 PIM in 22 games for the U-20 squad and scored 7 goals with 19 assists and 39 PIM in 20 games at the U-18 level. Janosik represented Slovakia in the WJC U-18 tournament; scoring 1 goal with 4 assists and 2 PIM in six games as Slovakia finished seventh in the ten-team tournament. Janosik was selected in the first round (46th overall) by Gatineau Olympiques in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.

2009-10: Janosik fit in well with Gatineau in his first year of North American junior hockey. He was the second-leading scorer among Gatineau defensemen with 9 goals and 26 assists and his +14 plus/minus rating was only one point less than Olympiques' leading scorer Tye McGinn's +15. Gatineau finished third in the Western Division and defeated Montreal in seven games in the first round of playoff before falling to eventual league runner-up Saint John in four straight in the second round. Janosik scored 5 goals (four on the power play), with 2 assists and was -6 with 4 PIM. He suffered a concussion in Game Three vs. Saint John and didn't play in the final game.

2010-11: Janosik skated in 60 of 68 games for the Gatineau Olympiques in his second year with the club and represented Slovakia at the 2011 U20 World Junior Championship. Janosik scored 7 goals with 25 assists and was +17 with 37 PMs on a Gatineau team that finished third in the competitive West Division before advancing to the QMJHL's playoff finals. He was -3 in 24 playoff games with 5 goals, 4 assists and 12 PMs. Janosik led eighth-place Slovakia with five assists in six games and was +1 with 2 PMs.
 
 

Talent Analysis

Janosik is a thin, young player whose game is predicated on skating, moving the puck and creating scoring opportunities for players around him. He relies on his speed, quickness and hockey sense to compensate for a lack of bulk and strength. He can be overpowered physically at times due to his size and lack of physical development but anticipates well to keep himself out of one-on-one situations. Janosik's defensive play and positioning are sometimes erratic. Janosik should improve the velocity of his shot and his ability to stick handle in tight spaces as he adds muscle and strength to his frame. Currently lacking in physical and technical skills, Janosik is a prospect because of his offensive instincts, creativity, and willingness to attack.

Future

Janosik will return to Gatineau for his second season of junior hockey following Tampa Bay's training camp. Still very raw in terms of physical development and positional play, he has the potential to be a puck-moving defenseman who is at his best in transitional play at the NHL level. Coaches will tell you that it's easier to teach the defensive side of the game and develop strength than to develop playmaking players who are able to execute and make decisions at high speed. Janosik has the ability to do the latter.

The Weekend Warrior

by Randy Nicholson
on
Another in a series of weekly articles summarizing activity in Leafland
during the previous 7 days – with some personal observations,
commentary, prospect updates and fun thrown in for good measure.

Some Hot – Others Not: The St. John’s Maple Leafs seem well on the way
to erasing the bitter memories of last season … the club has won 4 of
its first 6 starts and is performing well for new coach Lou Crawford …
amongst the large contingent of young prospects on the roster. Alexei
Ponikarovsky and Mikael Hakansson (playing together with Bobby House on
the 1st line) have been the most impressive thus far … Franticek Mrazek,
Jeff Farkas and Adam Mair have yet to begin posting the numbers that are
going to be expected from them (each has 3 points in 6 games) … Michal
Travnicek, though held to 2 points in the early going, has been
finishing every check with extreme prejudice and is quickly becoming a
fan favorite on the Rock … on the backline, minor league vets Nathan
Dempsey, D. J. Smith, Tyler Harlton and David Cooper are all
contributing on the attack and performing solidly defensively as well …
in the absence of #1 goalie, Jimmy Waite, the combination of Mike Minard
and Jamie Hodson has so far been more than equal to the challenge …

Leafs Trivia I: Only 3 Toronto Maple Leafs have ever scored 50 or more
goals during a single NHL season … name all three players (answer below
Whatever happened to) …

Tellqvist Scare: Swedish super prospect Mikael Tellqvist missed 2
starts with Djurgarden last week w Read more»

Family Ties-The Jarrett family

by Jason Ahrens
on
The NHL has seen a lot of family connections in its history, from the
Sutters to the Hunters, from high draft picks like Brett and Eric
Lindros or Pierre and Sylvain Turgeon. There is another family looming
on the horizon, the Jarrett family. Cole and Pat are brothers, aged 17
and 16 respectively. There is also cousin Blair a third round pick of
the Ice Dogs in last years draft, currently toiling in Tier 2 Junior and
draft eligible for 2003.

Cole and Pat have a lot in common.

  • They both play on the point on their teams’ first power play unit
  • They play with a blue chip prospect for NHL 2001 draft, Stephen Weiss
    and Jason Spezza.
  • They were first round picks of their OHL teams.
  • Cole saw a lot of ice time as a 16 year old, as will Pat this year
    with Mississauga.
  • They play on teams known for their drafting (one for a good job, the
    other, well not so good).

    So who are they? Cole is a key defenceman on a solid Plymouth club. He
    played regularly last year on a team that surprised everyone and made it
    to the OHL final. This year they are expected to contend again and make
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    handed. Cole is a total package type of guy, well rounded with no big
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    stellar. He plays on one of the stingiest teams in the league
    defensively, and so his defensive duties are aided by waves of
    backchecking Whaler forwards. He won’t get Read more»

  • Jan Bohac waiting for his chance in Czech Elite league

    by Ivana Paulova
    on
    Fans of the Ottawa Senators have probably asked themselves several times who this 2000 3rd round pick (the 87th position) is. let me introduce him to you. He is a guy named Jan Bohac (6’2″, 198lb) a former player of
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    aspects are ideal for a central player in the NHL. He is said to be a
    bit slim, so putting on weight should also bring more confidence to his
    play.

    Like many hockey players he started at an early age. He was born in
    Tabor a town in the south of the Czech Republic. At the age of 15 he was
    faced with a big decision: either he could play for Ceské Budejovice
    (Vaclav Nedorost plays there) or he could go to Prague. What a choice!
    But he made it!
    After deliberating for two days he made the move to Prague. Now he is a
    confident and mature player; with development he may well be a future
    star.

    Jan did not even go to Ottawa for the training camp because of an
    agreement made between Slavia and Ottawa. The reason was very simple.
    Jan is still very young with little probability of making the first team
    so his only choice would be playing lower league in North America or
    returning back home. Here it becomes complicated because Ottawa wanted
    him to improve his style of playing and not to learn the new style of
    North America, so he stayed at home. But in the Czech Republic the
    season starts in the first week of September so he would miss out about
    8 rounds and it would be hard for him to make Read more»

    Pavel Brendl: A Man Among Boys

    by Brandon LeBourveau
    on
    Well, as we all know Pavel Brendl did not make the New York Rangers this
    season and was sent back to Calgary of the WHL for another year in juniors.
    Despite his unwillingness to go back to juniors and play with kids, Brendl
    reported to the Hitmen anyway and he has been on fire since his return.

    Brendl has 11 goals and 4 assists (15 points) in 6 games, which leads
    the Hitmen in scoring. He is currently 4th in the WHL in goals, but if he
    played in every game like the 3 players ahead of him (Konstanin Panov with
    12, Layne Ulmer with 19, and Mike Comrie with 21), he would be the leading
    scorer if he kept up this pace. The biggest highlight of his season so far
    probably came a couple nights ago when he scorched Jamie Lundmark’s Moose Jaw
    Warriors for 4 goals in the 3rd period to help the Hitmen to a 5-2 victory.
    (However, Lundmark did not play in that game and has still not played a game
    with the Warriors yet as he is sitting home waiting to be traded.) Even
    though Brendl is starting off great with the Hitmen, lots of people
    (including myself) are wondering if it was the right decision to send him
    back to juniors..

    I don’t know how much you can learn from dominating a league mostly made
    up of kids 2-3 years younger than you night in and night out. I still believe
    the Rangers made the wrong choice. They should have kept Brendl on the team
    and let him get 3rd or 4th line ice time. Look what happened with Joe
    Thornton in his rookie season. He spent the whole season on either the 3rd or
    4th line, and got to Read more»

    Juniors In Extraliga

    by Daniel Kysel
    on
    New faces, more ice time, more regular players and several NHL
    prospects. It is a leit-motive of this season. Due to the special model
    of Slovak Elite league – Extraliga (no team will relegate) a lot of
    young and gifted players could show their skills on senior level. We
    could see about 30 juniors on Extraliga yet. Some of them play regularly
    (10-13) and the other ones only from time to time.

    HKM Zvolen has very strong roster and the juniors are in difficulties to
    play on first team like in last season. Its juniors play only on the
    farm (on Division 1) and junior teams. However young goalie Peter Sevela
    (16-10-83, 5’11″ 149 lb, G) has recorded unusual curiosity. He has
    played just several periods on Zvolen team while joined his team-mate
    and the oldest player of Extraliga Robert Pukalovic. Robert was born in
    Oct. 28, 1960 and Peter is 23 years younger.

    Slovan Bratislava sticks to its traditions and omits junior players.
    Just two kids got the chance to play in several games but usually only a
    few shifts – Radoslav Sloboda (07-11-82, 6’2″ 195 lb, D) and Oliver
    Maron (30-09-83, 5’11″ 160 lb, D).

    SKP Poprad uses three juniors who play regularly. No doubt Tomas Surovy
    (24-09-81, 6’1″ 191 lb, C) is the best Slovak junior playing in Europe.
    Complete player, good hockey sense, very valuable in power plays as well
    as in penalty killing games, solid skater, very strong on his skates,
    good stickhandler, passer and scorer. He is pretty dangerous for
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