Jayce Hawryluk
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Jayce Hawryluk

Hometown:

Roblin Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-01-01

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (32nd overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Jayce Hawryluk skated for the Russell Rams bantam AA team in Western Manitoba. He was selected by Brandon in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Hawryluk skated for the Parkland Rangers midget major team and played for Team Manitoba in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. He led the Rangers in both points and penalty minutes; scoring 31 goals with 36 assists and 138 penalty minutes in 40 games. The Rangers finished last in the Western Division. Hawryluk scored 3 goals with 4 assists in four games for Team Manitoba.

2012-13: Hawryluk made his WHL debut with Brandon as a 16-year-old and skated for Canada Western in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He appeared in 61 of 72 games for the Wheat Kings and scored 18 goals with 25 assists; finishing -18 with 46 penalty minutes on a Brandon team that had the WHL’s third worst record. Hawryluk had no points and 16 penalty minutes in four games for Canada Western at the WHC.

2013-14: Hawryluk played for Canada’s U18 team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August and in the 2014 World Junior Championship and skated for Brandon in his second WHL season. Teamed with fellow 2014 NHL Draft prospect John Quenneville on the Wheat Kings’ top line much of the season, he led Brandon forwards in assists (31) and plus/minus (+16). The Wheat Kings finished third in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Hawryluk scored 24 goals and had 44 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games. He scored 5 goals with 7 assists and was +5 with 12 penalty minutes in eight playoff games. Skating for Canada, he had his only point of the Ivan Hlinka tournament, a goal, in Canada’s 4-0 gold medal game win and was +1 with 6 penalty minutes in five games. Hawryluk had an even plus/minus  with 2 assists and 10 penalty minutes in six games at the WJC. He was ranked 37th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Florida in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Hawryluk was a pivotal member of a dominant team in Brandon, one that reached the WHL finals. He was an important offensive factor in both the regular season and playoffs, combining for 84 points in 70 games.

Talent Analysis

Hawryluk is an offensively skilled forward used in all situations. He shoots the puck well and is a gritty forward that will drive to the net aggressively. He is reliable defensively. Hawryluk is shorter than most elite forward prospects but has a thick build and is strong on the puck.

Future

Though the Wheat Kings might lose a key player or two, the team certainly has the potential to reach the finals again in 2015-16 and Hawryluk, unless he impresses considerably at Florida’s main camp, should be one of the team’s offensive leaders. He projects long-term as a capable two-way forward who can chip in offensively.

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