Pavel Jenys
Image: HC Kometa Brno

Pavel Jenys

Hometown:

Brno Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-04-02

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

7th round (199th overall), 2014

Weight:

192 lbs.

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History

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. 

2014-15: Jenys made his debut in pro hockey with the AHL’s Iowa Wild in March 2015 following his first season in North America with the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves. He also skated in three games with the Czech Republic’s U19 team. Playing with Iowa on an AHL amateur tryout contract, Jenys recorded 3 assists and had an even plus/minus with no penalties in eight games. The leading scorer for last-place Sudbury, he scored 15 goals with 30 assists and was -36 with 45 penalty minutes in 63 games. The Wolves won just 12 of 68 games. Jenys scored 1 goal with 2 penalty minutes in there games with the Czech U19 team. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Minnesota in May 2015. 

2015-16: Jenys attended his second training camp with the Wild before returning to Sudbury for his second junior season. He played 24 games with the last-place Wolves before being acquired by the Niagara IceDogs in a November trade. In 66 regular season games between the two teams he scored 15 goals with 22 assists and had an even plus/minus with 36 penalty minutes. After finishing third in the Central Division, the IceDogs rolled through the Eastern Conference playoffs, sweeping the Barrie Colts to face London in the OHL Finals. Jenys scored 7 goals with 6 assists and was +8 with no penalty minutes in 13 playoff games heading into the series with the Knights.

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.

Future

Jenyš skated for the Wild in the Traverse City prospects tournament and attended training camp with Minnesota before returning to the OHL for the 2015-16 season. Obtained by the Niagara IceDogs in a November trade, he fit in well with the talented squad as Niagara advanced to the OHL Finals. Not overly dominant in terms of his offensive skill set, he has a hard shot and will go to the tight areas to create scoring opportunities. Jenys projects as a sound second or third line forward who can play either center or wing.

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