NHL Draft profile: Boone Jenner
June, 22, 2011
By Mark Stepneski | ESPNDallas.com
The latest in a series on top prospects for the 2011 NHL Draft looks at forward Boone Jenner, who plays for Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League.
Background on 2011 draft prospect Boone Jenner. Note: Rankings are final.
|Born: June 15, 1993/Dorchester, Ontario
Height/Weight: 6-1/204 pounds
2010-11 Team: Oshawa (OHL)
|NHL Central Scouting||18th (North American skaters)|
|Red Line Report||32nd overall|
|International Scouting Services||38th overall|
|The Hockey News||40th overall|
|Finished third in scoring for Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League, registering 66 points (25 goals, 41 assists) in 63 games. Tied for second on the team in playoff goals with 7 along with 5 assists in 10 games.|
|Picked up 49 points (19 goals, 30 assists) in 65 games as a rookie with Oshawa. Named OHL First All-Rookie Team and was runner-up for OHL Rookie of the Year. Had 2 goals and 1 assist for Canada at the 2010 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka. Had 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 6 games as Team Ontario took silver at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.|
|ESPN.com Scouting Report|
|Positives: Hockey sense. Competitiveness. Physical play. Leadership.
Negatives: Skating. Might lack explosion and top gear.
Link: ESPN.com Boone Jenner Profile
|"The phrase, 'I want 20 of those guys on my team,' gets overused, but it not only applies to Boone, he can be the poster boy for it. Boone does what it takes to win. He blocks shots, wins battles along the boards and is an outstanding forechecker. He wants to be first to the puck every time. He's solid on his skates and fights through checks on his way to the net." - Chris Edwards, NHL Central Scouting
"A very hard working and reliable two-way forward who can do a bit of everything, Jenner is an adequate skater but still has quite a bit of room to improve. Jenner is at his best when he drives the net hard, and cycles the puck down low. He has creative space making abilities for himself and shows good elements of power already. He plays and practices hard
and is very tenacious around the puck." - International Scouting Services 2011 Draft Guide
"Tough, hard-nosed centre never backs down or gives an inch and can do a little bit of everything. Excellent size/strength, and may not be done growing as his father and brother are 6-3 or taller. Oozes leadership, a future captain.
Gets high marks for all-around game, excellent work ethic and team-first attitude. Does little things like win key faceoffs and block shots on the penalty kill." - Red Line Report 2011 Draft Guide
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.