Jonny Brodzinski
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Jonny Brodzinski

Hometown:

Coon Rapids Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1993-06-19

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

5th round (148th overall), 2013

Weight:

202 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Jonny Brodzinski skated for Minnesota's Blaine High School. The junior scored 22 goals with 26 assists in 30 games and was +11 with 18 penalty minutes. Brodzinski had 2 assists in Blaine's 3-1 win over Maple Grove in the Section 5AA championship game.

2010-11: Brodzinski made his USHL debut, skating in 12 games for Fargo, following his senior season at Blaine High School. He also played for Team Northwest in the Minnesota-based Upper Midwest High School Elite League in the fall. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes in 10 regular season games for the Force and had no points in two USHL playoff games. Brodzinski was a finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Hockey award after scoring 31 goals with 29 assists in 30 games and finishing +26 with 18 penalty minutes for Blaine. The Bengals captured the Section 5AA title, reaching the state tournament for the second straight season. Brodzinski scored 13 goals with 17 assists in 24 games for Team Northwest. In April he committed to playing college hockey at St. Cloud State in 2012-13.

2011-12: Brodzinski skated in 58 games for Fargo in his first USHL season. He scored 10 goals with 12 assists and was +5 with 18 penalty minutes. Fargo was fourth in the Western Conference and reached the second round in the playoffs. Brodzinski scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +3 in six playoff games.

2012-13: Brodzinski burst onto the college hockey scene, leading St. Cloud State with 22 goals as a freshman. His +28 plus/minus was among the nation's best and he also had 11 assists with 10 penalty minutes in 42 games. St. Cloud State finished tied with Minnesota for first in the WCHA and rebounded from a loss to Wisconsin in the conference tournament to reach the Frozen Four semifinals. In his third year of draft eligibility, Brodzinski was not among the 210 players in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft. He was selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (148th overall), seven picks after his younger brother Michael was taken by San Jose.

 

Talent Analysis

Brodzinski is a right wing with a good offensive nose about him. He has had success offensively at almost every level he has played at so far. He is known for his powerful shot and ability to find himself in good scoring areas while in the offensive zone. His consistency is a bit of an issue but his talent level was one of the highest on the St. Cloud State roster in 2012-13. His freshman season saw him net 22 goals, which is no feat to scoff at for a rookie skater or any skater for that matter.

 

Future

Brodzinski has a lot of tools but is still working on the toolbox. He was passed over in the NHL draft once before and there is concern about his every day approach to the game. However he is one of the more skilled players with St. Cloud State and is only in his sophomore year. He will have plenty of time to figure things out with a good program behind him that already has two other King prospects to watch over him.

 

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