Jonny Brodzinski
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Jonny Brodzinski

Hometown:

Coon Rapids Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

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.

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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.

2013-14: Brodzinski was the leading scorer for St. Cloud State in his sophomore season. Skating on the Huskies’ second line with sophomore center Kalle Kossila and freshman Ryan Papa, he scored 21 goals with 20 assists and was +15 with 16 penalty minutes in 38 games. The Huskies captured the first-ever National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season title and reached the finals of the NCAA West Regional. After being swept by Miami in a two-game NCHA quarterfinal series, St. Cloud State defeated Notre Dame 4-3 in overtime in the NCAA West regional semifinal before falling to Minnesota, 4-0. Brodzinski scored 1 goal with 1 assist in the win over Notre Dame. 

2014-15: Brodzinski signed an entry-level contract with Los Angeles in April 2015 following his junior season at St. Cloud State. The Huskies’ second-leading scorer behind fellow junior Joey Benik, he scored a team-high 21 goals with 17 assists and was -1 with 49 penalty minutes. St. Cloud State finished sixth in the NCHC, earning an at-large berth to the NCAA West Regional after reaching the conference championship game against Miami. The Huskies defeated Michigan Tech, 3-2 in overtime, in the regional semifinal before falling 4-1 to North Dakota in the regional final.

2015-16: Brodzinski attended his first training camp with Los Angeles and is skating for Kings’ new AHL affiliate Ontario in his first pro season.

Talent Analysis

Brodzinski is a right wing with a good offensive nose about him. He has had success offensively at every level at which he has played. He is known for his powerful shot and ability to find himself in good scoring areas while in the offensive zone. Consistency is a bit of an issue but his talent level compares favorably with other forwards coming out of college.

Future

Brodzinski is in his first pro season with Kings' AHL affiliate Ontario in 2015-16 after leaving school a year early. He has had the peaks and valleys not uncommon for a first-year pro but shows signs of becoming an effective scorer. He has a big shot and is beginning to understand the systematic positional play, pushing the puck in the transition. As he gains experience he is expected to become a consistent scoring forward.

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