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2019-20 Player Report Card: Mark Jankowski

Were the draft experts correct about Mark Jankowski?



Mark Jankowski: Centre

Regular Season Stats:

56 GP, 5 G, 2 A, 7 Pts, 14 PIM, -12

Individual Grades

Mark: (D) There’s one word to describe Mark Jankowski’s 2019-20 and I’m borrowing this word from Maddie: WOOF. What an abysmal campaign for one of the most polarizing players on the Flames roster. Maybe all of those pundits who called the Flames crazy for drafting Janko where they did are correct. Jankowski continues to slid further into obscurity with Calgary and his future with the team HAS to be in doubt. He posted a career low 7 points in 2019-20 and it took him 39 games to finally score a goal. He’s an RFA at the end of this season and unless he takes a pay cut OR turns into Wayne Gretzky in the playoffs, I can’t see the Flames bringing him back.

MGMacGillivray: (D) Yeah I think Mark hit the nail on the head for Jankowski. Absolutely nothing went right for the third year forward as he couldn’t even get on the ice for a Flames goal until well into the season. I still think Jankowski has his uses especially on the PK, so I wouldn’t be opposed to bringing him back next year and hoping he can rebound. If he can even be a 20-30 point guy on a decent contract, then I think he provides value to the team. Now as a pending RFA the Flames would have to qualify his contract at $1.675M to avoid him heading to unrestricted free agency. By no means would this break the bank, but it would be more than he’d get as a free agent and with a tight cap, banking an extra 750k on him versus an ELC player making the jump could be a tough decision for them to make.

Maddie: (D) I would like to second that borrowed woof, folks. There just wasn’t really a whole lot going on for Jankowski this season, to be really honest—the scoring wasn’t there, and beyond his xGF% total, the underlying numbers for shot impacts are pretty poor as well, so his defensive impacts haven’t wholly made up for that lack of offense. And with all that considered, it’s just really hard to come away from this season feeling really good about what Jankowski brought. Whomp whomp.

Gordie: D

Renu: D

Flash: C+

Milhouse Firehouse: D

Reader Grade: D

by Mark Parkinson