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Prospect Profile: Scott Kosmachuk

Monday, 06.05.2013 / 5:27 PM / Team
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content

Winnipeg Jets prospect Scott Kosmachuk, just wrapped up his third season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Guelph Storm. The 6-foot, 185-pound Toronto, Ontario native was selected in the third round, 70th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets at the 2012 NHL Draft.

During the 2011-12 campaign, Kosmachuk more than doubled his point production from his rookie season in the OHL, totaling 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists) in 67 games with the Storm. He tallied 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 68 games in his rookie year.

Kosmachuk, 18, finished the 2012-13 season with career-high 35 goals, 30 assists for 65 points in 68 regular season games. He was named the OHL player for the week ending November 25th. He led the league with six goals in three games, while adding two assists for a total of eight points and, an OHL high plus-minus rating of plus-6.

The Storm made it into the OHL playoffs but the Kitchener Rangers eliminated them in five games in the Western Conference Quarter-Final round. Kosmachuk scored one goal with 13 PIM’s in the five games.

“I don’t think my role changed too much from last season to this season,” he said. “Last season we had a really young team. I was given big responsibility and I was expected to put up big numbers and score some goals. I think they expected that much more in that role from me this season.”

In addition to his solid point production, Kosmachuk isn’t afraid to drop the gloves and get involved in the rough areas of the game when he’s called upon, which explains the 105 penalty minutes this season.

“I think it comes along with the compete level,” he explained. “You get into the game and things happen and emotions take over. It’s not anything to do with being scared or anything it’s just playing how I play, and it comes natural.”

Kosmachuk is well known for his competitiveness, his work ethic and his willingness to sacrifice his body in order to ensure team success.

“I’m aggressive and have a strong compete level and I think I also bring a lot of speed to the game,” he said. “I’m pretty versatile I think too, I’m a right wing but I’m playing on the left wing this season.”

Kosmachuk will attend the Winnipeg Jets development camp this summer for the second straight year and will attend the 2013 Training Camp next fall.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01