Kyle Jenkins
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Kyle Jenkins


Brampton Ontario



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Eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft


170 lbs.

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2010-11: Kyle Jenkins played for the Mississauga Rebels bantam AAA team in Ontario.

2011-12: Jenkins skated for the Mississauga Rebels minor midget AAA team. In 67 games he scored 13 goals with 28 assists and had 36 penalty minutes. He scored 1 goal in seven games for the Rebels at the 2012 OHL Cup. Jenkins was selected by Sault Ste. Marie in the fourth round (68th overall) in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

2012-13: Jenkins made his OHL debut in March — appearing in a late-season game with Sault Ste. Marie — after skating for the junior A Oakville Blades in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He had no points nor penalty minutes and was minus-2 in his only game with the Greyhounds. Jenkins was named to the OJHL’s All-Prospect first team; scoring 9 goals with 20 assists and 47 penalty minutes in 46 games. He scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 16 penalty minutes in six playoff games.

 2013-14: Jenkins skated in 63 of 68 regular season games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in his first OHL season. He scored 7 goals with 18 assists and was plus-6 with 28 penalty minutes. The Greyhounds finished first in the West Division with the OHL’s fourth-best record and reached the second round in the playoffs. Jenkins scored 1 goal and was plus-1 with 8 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. He was ranked 69th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Carolina in the seventh round (187th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Jenkins attended his first NHL training camp with the Hurricanes before being returned to Sault Ste. Marie for his second junior season in 2014-15. A teammate of fellow Carolina prospects Tyler Ganly and Sergey Tolchinsky with the Greyhounds, Jenkins played in 38 games for Sault Ste. Marie before being acquired by Peterborough as part of the trade that sent Nick Ritchie to the Greyhounds. Jenkins scored 7 goals with 29 assists in 70 games between the two teams and was +12 with 36 penalty minutes. The Petes reached the playoffs despite finishing last in the East Division, falling to eventual Memorial Cup champion Oshawa in a first-round series. Jenkins scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games. 

2015-16: Jenkins returned to Peterborough for his first full OHL season with the Petes. He scored 3 goals with 33 assists and was +8 with 34 penalty minutes in 62 regular season games. 

Talent Analysis

Jenkins has grown into a legitimate scoring threat in his two full junior seasons, scoring seven goals in each campaign. Jenkins needs to bulk up — he is listed at 6-foot-1 but just 175 pounds — if he is going to hold his own in the pros.


Jenkins skated for the Peterborough Petes in 2015-16, finishing with 36 points in 62 games. He was not signed by the Carolina Hurricanes and will re-enter the 2016 NHL Draft.

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