Flames Select Jankowski 21st Overall

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The Calgary Flames select Mark Jankowski 21st overall. 

Here’s the report on Jankowski:

A smooth skating, athletic two-way centre. He has outstanding speed, quick agility and a fluid overall stride. He can add some strength to his legs and improve his skating even more to make it a real weapon. He has dynamic hands that allow him to dangle the puck around defenders on route to the net. He has very impressive vision of the entire ice surface, very impressive passing ability and smarts as he was a step or two ahead of everyone else reading the play at the prep level. His wrist shot is both hard and accurate; his goal scoring instincts are evident. He is willing to drive the puck to the net with a blend of his puck skills and power game. His anticipation is elite and he always seems to know where to be in each situation. He is a strong and tenacious penalty killer. He shows good leadership and work ethic both on and off the ice. He is strong in the faceoff circle at this level of competition, but can improve with better coaching. He is a very raw and untested, but naturally talented prospect. He has loads of room to grow and add mass to his thin frame as he heads to the Dubuque Fighting Saints next fall.

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