Mark Jankowski
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Mark Jankowski


Dundas Ontario

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1st round (21st overall), 2012


170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


2009-10: Mark Jankowski skated for the St. Catherine’s Falcons midget AAA team in Ontario. In 33 games he scored 11 goals with 14 assists and had 14 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Jankowski transferred to Stanstead College in Quebec, which competes in the Midwest Prep and Canadian High School hockey leagues. In 78 games he scored 36 goals with 46 assists and had 32 penalty minutes. In two playoff games he scored 2 goals with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Jankowski was the leading scorer for Stanstead College and committed to playing college hockey at Providence College in 2013-14. In 57 games for Stanstead College (39-18-6), he scored 53 goals with 40 assists and was plus-51 with 34 penalty minutes. The Saginaw Spirit drafted Jankowski in the seventh round (131st overall) of the 2012 OHL Priority Draft. He was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 43rd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Jankowski skated in 34 games for Providence College as a freshman as the Friars finished with a winning record for the first time since 2005-06. Frequently teamed with senior center Tim Schaller on the Friars’ second line, he scored 7 goals with 11 assists and was +5 with 10 penalty minutes. Providence finished in a three-way tie for third in Hockey East and lost to regular season champion Massachusetts-Lowell, 2-1, in the Hockey East semifinals. Jankowski was invited to Hockey Canada’s U20 camp for the 2014 World Junior Championship.

2013-14: Jankowski was the third-leading scorer for Providence College in his sophomore season. Frequently teamed with right wing Trevor Mingola on the Friars’ third line, he scored 13 goals with 12 assists and was +15 with 14 penalty minutes in 39 games. The Friars finished third in Hockey East and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals, falling to New Hampshire, 3-1. Providence received an at-large bid to the NCAA East Regional and defeated Quinnipiac in the semifinals, 4-0, before falling to eventual national champion Union College, 3-1, in the regional final.

2014-15: Jankowski tied senior Shane Luke for second on national champion Providence College with 19 assists in his junior season. He scored 8 goals and was +7 with 14 penalty minutes in 37 games. The Friars finished second to Boston University in Hockey East, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after falling to New Hampshire in a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series (all three games were decided by 2-1 scores with both Friars’ losses coming in overtime). Providence defeated Miami (7-5) and Denver (4-1) to capture the NCAA East regional. After a 4-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the Frozen Four semifinal the Friars out-lasted Hockey East rival Boston University, 4-3, in the championship game.

Talent Analysis

Jankowski is a prospect with some NHL bloodlines whose size make him an intriguing center prospect.  He can generate offense on his own or in concert with his linemates with his passing skills being nearly elite level.  Jankowski plays a good two-way game and doesn't take many shifts off.  He has steadily adapted to his growth and playing against better competition at the college level after dominating in prep school hockey.


Jankowski enters his senior season at Providence College in 2015-16 and is one of several key returnees for the Friars' national championship squad. With several talented center prospects now in the Flames' pipeline, Jankowski may need time at the AHL level once his college career is complete before cracking the lineup in Calgary. Long-term he may not match the high expectations that come from being a first-round draft pick but his size and playmaking skills suggest he can be a valuable two-way lower line center at the NHL level.

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