By: Erin Walsh
On my quest to bring my readers some better content, I have decided to start a series of articles titled “Prospect Profiles” in which I will cover a Boston Bruins prospect each week for the rest of the season. These profiles will include statistics, general information about the player, and possibly some videos of highlight plays. This week, I have chosen Jack Studnicka for the first prospect profile.
Jack Studnicka was selected by the Boston Bruins with the 53rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Studnicka currently plays with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was born on February 18, 1999 in Tecumseh, Ontario. Studnicka is currently 18 years old, is 6 feet tall and weighs 171 pounds.
Studnicka is a centerman who, like Patrice Bergeron, puts as much detail into the defensive aspects of the game as much as he focuses on offense. Studnicka is always on the ice for key faceoff situations and he has a very high compete level. Jack is an excellent skater, he’s fast and agile which allows him to slip away from opponents with ease. He has terrific on-ice vision and playmaking skills which make him comparable to Patrice Bergeron. Studnicka is a very reliable two-way forward who continues to improve his game each and every day.
So far this season, Studnicka has racked up 4 goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 12 games played with Oshawa. He has been a true leader on the ice and is looking fantastic so far this season. Here are the highlights from the Oshawa Generals game on September 22 where Studnicka recorded 2 goals and 2 assists.
Studnicka could potentially make the jump to the AHL within the next couple of years and he will be a force to be reckoned with. All in all, Bruins fans should be excited about this kid as he has Patrice Bergeron-like assets.
Photo: (Goodall Media)