Jayce Hawryluk

Darren Walker

Hawryluk is a smallish forward who has a good motor, and isn’t afraid to engage in the corners and in front of the net. He plays lots of minutes and receives substantial power play time as well. Hawryluk has a good, powerful stride that allows him to get into full gear pretty quickly, putting defensemen on edge. He likes to carry the puck with speed through the neutral zone and gets off his hard shot whenever he can. He is pretty agile and shows good balance against pressure. We like how often he seemed to be the aggressor, usually throwing his weight into oncoming checkers before they could initiate the contact. He works hard in the corners to maintain possession and continue the cycle, with varied success. He isn’t the best backchecker and we would like to see him have a little bit more determination to get back. He is a pretty creative player with the puck, finding different ways to attack the zone, sometimes opting to stop and shoot or drive wide and take the play to the net. We would like to see him pick his spots better to find open teammates with passes. We like his offensive pizzazz mixed with an energetic and fearless style. (May 2014)