Jonah Gadjovich

by Cam Robinson on September 29, 2017

 

 

Jonah Gadjovich, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1.5

Weight: 199

Born: 1998-10-12

Hometown: Whitby, Ont, CAN

 

 

Drafted: 2nd round (55th overall) in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 - Gadjovich was returned to Owen Sound last week after a quality training camp with the Canucks. The power winger looked noticably quicker compared to last season but was outmatched at times during exhibition play - not a big surprise for an 18-year-old. Since his return to the OHL, Gadjovich has piled up two goals, an assist and 12 shots on goal in two contests while lining up beside Nick Suzuki once again. Look for another 40-plus goal campaign and a strong chance to earn a job with Team Canada at the WJHC. Cam Robinson

September 2017 - Gadjovich had his full arsenal of weapons on display at the most recent Young Stars tournament. The power winger led the Canucks in scoring, recording two goals and four points over three contests while displaying the puck-protection, physicality and soft hands that enamoured him enough for the Canucks to select him in the second round. Both he and the organization spoke of a need to improve his footspeed, and it appears as though the big man was getting going quicker after a summer of training. Gadjovich will head back to Owen Sound after training camp to once again hook up with Nick Suzuki on what should be a dominant line in the OHL. Cam Robinson

June 2017 – The Canucks selected the power winger late in the second round at the 2017 entry draft. Playing on a high-flying line with fellow draft-eligible Nick Suzuki and newest Canucks’ teammate, Petrus Palmu, Gadjovich recorded 46 goals and 74 points in 60 contests with Owen Sound Attack of the OHL. Those 46 markers were good for the third most in the entire OHL.

Gadjovich’s weakness is in his skating speed. He owns clean mechanics but struggles to reach a high top speed. That hasn’t hindered his ability to generate offense at the junior level, though, as he recorded over four shots per contest in 2016-17 and uses strong body position and physical strength to force his way into high-danger scoring areas. He’ll need to continue working on his foot speed but he has the size and skill to become a productive, complementary middle-six winger down the road. Cam Robinson

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

A powerful winger with good hands and a quick and heavy release.  

 

Footage:

Jonah Gadjovich - 2016-17 highlights.

 

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