Scott Kosmachuk
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Scott Kosmachuk

Hometown:

Toronto Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-01-24

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2012

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

3rd round (70th overall), 2012

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Scott Kosmachuk skated for the Toronto Marlboros midget minor team in Ontario. The Marlies captured the championship at the 2010 OHL Showcase and in seven games Kosmachuk scored 1 goal with 2 assists and had 10 penalty minutes. He was selected by Guelph in the second round (29th overall) of the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

2010-11: Kosmachuk played in all 68 games for Guelph in his first OHL season. He scored 6 goals with 15 assists and was plus-five with 25 penalty minutes. The Storm finished fourth in the Midwest Division. In the six-game first round series with Saginaw, Kosmachuk scored 1 goals and was plus-three with 5 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Kosmachuk had a breakout year offensively in his second season with Guelph and represented Canada at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship. In 67 games with the Storm he scored 30 goals with 29 assists and was minus-10 with 110 penalty minutes. In Guelph’s first-round series with Plymouth he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was plus-one with 12 penalty minutes. In seven games with bronze medal-winning Canada at the U18 WJC, he was plus-one with 4 penalty minutes. He was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 24th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Kosmachuk was the leading scorer for Guelph in his third OHL season. He scored 35 goals with 30 assists and was +3 with 105 penalty minutes in 68 games. Guelph reached the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Midwest Division. Kosmachuk scored 1 goal and was -3 with 13 penalty minutes in the five-game playoff series with Kitchener.

 2013-14:Kosmachuk attended camp with the Jets before returning to Guelph for his fourth OHL season. He was the leading scorer for the Storm, who won the OHL playoff title and reached the Memorial Cup championship game. Kosmachuk was third in the OHL with 101 points — scoring 49 goals with 52 assists — skating in all 68 regular season games and finishing +52 with 83 penalty minutes. Guelph finished first in the Midwest Division with the OHL’s top record and defeated North Bay in the OHL Finals. Kosmachuk scored 10 goals with 18 assists and was +22 with 27 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games. The Storm won their first three games at the Memorial Cup before falling to Edmonton, 6-3 in the championship game. Kosmachuk scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes in four Memorial Cup games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Winnipeg in December 2013.

Talent Analysis

Kosmachuk fits the mold of being an energy player with some offensive ability.  He is a hard worker in the offensive zone, and is willing to go into the dirty areas of the ice.  Kosmachuk can be difficult to knock off of the puck due to a lower center of gravity.  He can be caught out of positon at times due to his exuberance, and in general must work on being competitive in all three zones.  Kosmachuk could be a third- or fourth line energy player if he makes the transition to the pro game.

Future

Kosmachuk is skating for Winnipeg AHL affiliate St. John's in his first pro season in 2014-15. Like many 20-year-olds in their first season of pro hockey he has gotten off to a slow start on an IceCaps team with many new faces from the squad that advanced to the Calder Cup finals. Long-term he projects as a lower line, two-way forward with a physical component to his game and the ability to occasionally contribute offensively.

 

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