Pavel Jenys
Image: HC Kometa Brno

Pavel Jenys


Brno Czech Republic

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7th round (199th overall), 2014


192 lbs.

Probability of Success
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2010-11: Pavel Jenys skated for the HC Kometa Brno club in his hometown in the Czech Republic. He played three games with the club’s U18 team and was -4 with 1 goal. Jenys was the second-leading scorer for Kometa’s U16 team; scoring a team-high 33 goals with 21 assists in 30 games and was +49 with 34 penalty minutes. Brno finished first in the Central Division and defeated HC Vitkovice in the playoff finals. Jenys scored 1 goals with 2 assists and was +2 in two playoff games.

2011-12: Jenys split the season between HC Kometa’s U18 and U16 teams and played for the Czech Rebublic’s U16 team. He scored 8 goals with 9 assists and was -5 with 18 penalty minutes in 33 regular season games for Brno’s U18 team and was -1 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in two playoff games. He scored 20 goals with 22 assists and was +26 with 20 penalty minutes in 24 U16 games. Jenys appeared in 19 games with the Czech U16 team scoring 4 goals with 3 assists and was +2 with 6 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Jenys appeared in his first Czech Extraliga game, skating for HC Kometa Brno during the relegation playoffs. He spent most of the season with the club’s U20 squad and played for the Czech Republic’s U19 and U17 teams. He was -1 with no points nor penalties in his lone Extraliga game. Jenys scored 7 goals with 8 assists and was +5 with 12 penalty minutes in 29 games for Brno’s U20 team. He scored 6 goals with 9 assists and was +9 with 6 penalty minutes in nine regular season games and had 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes in three playoff games for Kometa’s U18 team. He was scoreless in four games at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge. In 25 games for the Czech U17 team he scored 13 goals with 6 assists and was -2 with 20 penalty minutes. Jenys was selected by Sibir Novosibirsk in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 KHL Draft.

2013-14: Jenys played for the Czech Republic in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament before joining HC Brno Kometa; splitting the first half between the Extraliga and juniors. He played for the Czech U19 team in his second World Junior A Challenge. In 29 games for Brno Kometa he scored 2 goals and was -2 with 4 penalty minutes. After finishing sixth in the regular season Brno reached the Extraliga finals, falling to fourth-place Zlin. Jenys did not appear in any playoff games. He scored 13 goals with 6 assists and was -1 with 35 penalty minutes in 26 games for the Brno U20 team. In ten playoff games with the Kometa U18 squad he scored 10 goals with 3 assists and had 6 penalty minutes. Jenys scored 2 goals with 2 penalty minutes in the 2012 WJAC. He scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was an even plus/minus in four games at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament. Jenys’s play tailed off as the season progressed, to the point where he was left off the 2014 U18 squad that won silver at the 2014 World Juniors in April. Jenys was ranked 21st amongst International skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (199th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft . He was selected by Sudbury in the first round (31st overall) in the CHL Import Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Jenyš is a big, intimidating forward whose career has gone very far thanks to his hard work and big heart. He suffers from inconsistency and his hands are not as smooth as those of other top prospects. Jenys has been able to make up for that with his size as far at the junior hockey level, and with his attitude among the pros. Jenys never took a shift off while up in the Extraliga playing amongst men but did not always show that kind of effort in juniors.


Jenyš skated for the Wild in the Traverse City prospects tournament and attended training camp with Minnesota. Still raw in terms of his positional play, and a work in progress when it comes to defending, his size and determination to create scoring chances with the puck suggest he can one day be an effective power forward. Though the Wild had the option to keep Jenyš with Iowa, he was returned to Sudbury after training camp and will play there in the 2015-16 season.

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