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Possible First Round Pick: Boone Jenner



Boone Jenner (Via Jacketscannon.com)


Boone Jenner (Via Jacketscannon.com)

The Rangers currently have five defensemen under the age of 28 on their roster and two more top prospects on the way, so it’s very likely New York will be looking to add some offensive firepower with its first-round pick, No. 15 overall in the NHL Draft.

Between now and June 24th, we’ll take a look at some of the forwards that the Rangers might be thinking about taking on draft day.  Today, we look at…

Boone Jenner

HT: 6-1

WT: 194

Pos: C

Shoots: L

Birthday: 6/15/93

Team: Oshawa, OHL

2009-2010 stats: 19g, 30a, 65gp, 91PIM, -22

2010-2011 stats: 25g, 41a, 63gp, 57PIM, +10

2010-2011 playoffs: 7g, 5a, 10gp, 14PIM

NHL.com profile > 

 

Ranks:

The Hockey News: 40

CSS: 18 Midterm Rank: 18

ISS: N/A

TSN: 26 Midterm Rank: 24 

TSN (Craig Button): N/A 

The Scouting Report: 27 Midterm Rank: 46 

Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: 31 

Corey Pronman: 32 

ESPN: 25

 

Highlight Reel > 

 

What They’re Saying:

THN – “Aside from having a great name, Boone Jenner plays a game scouts love.  That’s because he’s low-risk.  Name an area of the game and Jenner does well in it.  He’s a 200-foot player who is good on faceoffs and does the little things well.  And he’s no slouch offensively, either.  In fact, he put up better numbers than fellow Oshawa draft prospects Nicklas Jensen and Lucas Lessio this year.  ‘If he maxes out, he can get to your second line,’ a scout said.  ‘He’s better than a fourth-liner and he’s got a lot of character and works his butt off.  You think he’s a defensive guy, but then you look at the numbers he put up.’  If there is one flaw in his game, it’s his skating.  It isn’t bad enough to keep him out of regular NHL employment, but it might impede his ability to move up the depth chart.  ‘The biggest question is upside,’ another scout said.  ‘He does everything all right, but it would be border-line to say he’s a top-two line guy.’”

The Scouting Report – “Jenner is a big riser in our final rankings; although we were probably guilty of leaving him a little low in the mid-terms. The former 4th overall pick in the 2009 OHL Draft has all of the tools that NHL teams are looking for but needs to find a way to put it altogether. He’s a big guy who is very strong on the puck and is very good in the dirty areas. He’s become a lot more assertive on the ice; and despite an awkward long stride, he’s doing a better job of spanning the whole 200 feet. If everything works out for Jenner, he should be a dependable two-way center who will look good on your second line, but we feel he has a lot of maturing; both physically and mentally, that needs to be done in order to fulfill that potential.” 

Bruins 2011 Draft Watch –“Another passionate, character player who can do a little bit of everything, but may not be a high-end guy, where Jenner goes in the draft is going to be a hot topic of debate between now and June 24-25. The biggest knock on Jenner coming into the year was on his skating, but scouts say he's noticeably improved. While he won't ever be one of those "plus skaters" you hear about, but when we watched him in January, he showed no major flaws in action against Kitchener. One NHL scout we know told us that Jenner ‘skates his bag off’ and is one of those living cliches as the kid who will go through the wall for his team. He's a strong faceoff guy who is always around the puck and seems to be the type of player who isn't just productive, but knows how to elevate his game to come through in the clutch. Jenner is also a strong defensive player who hustles, plays an honest game in all zones and does the little things like lifting the stick, taking the body and winning battles for loose pucks. We're hearing that he'll max out as a second-line forward, but in all honesty, when you look at all of the intangibles to his game- leadership, effort level, intelligence and maturity- it's hard to imagine that he'd be on the board much later than the 31st selection. We feel that Jenner is a good chance to take in the final 10 picks of the first round, but have him at 31 because of the questionable offensive role at the next level. It should not be reflection of where we view him as a guy who scored 25 goals and 66 points in 61 games while being a coach's dream.”

Corey Pronman – “Boone Jenner is a player who bleeds intangibles and gets regular reviews about his non-stop motor and how much he exerts himself on every second of every shift. He excels in the physical game and projects as above-average to plus in that regard as he's a bull in the corners and when he has the puck on the sideboards off the cycle. His defensive game at even-strength and the penalty kill is solid and he's a player who a coach can trust to put out for defensive and late game situations. His puck skills touch average and while I've seen him display solid vision and execution of passes, if he tries to do anything beyond his means it usually ends up with him looking bad. His main offensive skills are around the high percentage areas when it comes to finishing, protecting the puck and driving it to the net. His skating tool grades at around the 35-40 range as unlike with most players who have skating issues and have some positive aspect to build around, the skating tool as a whole for Jenner is fringy.”

Alan Bass - “Jenner looks to have the potential to be a second-line forward in the NHL at best. At worst, he could be a solid checking-line forward that can contribute some goals when necessary. His hockey sense is off the charts, and his competitiveness drives scouts to take more and more looks at him. However, the rest of his game needs improvement at all points. His skating is his worst attribute, as he lacks the ability to put it into another gear and explode past defenders. His size is a plus, as he has almost completely filled out his tall frame. But scouts would still like to see him use that size more to his advantage. Lastly, Jenner’s hands have potential to make some beautiful passes and snipe some big-name goaltenders – but he could always use some improvement, as does almost everyone at his age.” 

The Hockey Writers – “Not often do I find myself at a lost for adjectives when describing a prospect. When tackling the prospect profile of Boone Jenner, I can find no better way to launch into this edition of The Next Ones draft preview series then to simply state I love the way this kid plays the game.  Growing up on a farm in Ontario, Jenner has a work ethic that is second to none in this draft. The physical and skilled centerman almost seems to be from a different hockey era. I can picture this kid going up against a Bobby Clarke type player and not backing down and actually excelling.  This kid is simply a player you would love to go to battle with. Coaches love him. Teammates love him. Fans love him. Opponents hate to play against him.  The major question mark heading into the season was skating, but he has improved that aspect of his game immensely this season. Jenner is one of the safest picks in this year’s draft. He is also able to elevate his game as the stakes get bigger.  In the fantastic 2003 draft, Mike Richards went 24th overall. NHL GMs and scouting teams likely will not let history repeat itself with Boone. Jenner should definitely go in the first round in June. Some see him as a top 15 pick. I would not be shocked to see a team be totally enamored with him and take him off the board in the top 10.” 

NHL.com – “Boone certainly has caught the eye of scouts, proving to be a pretty nimble playmaker while scoring more than his share of game-winning goals, as well as blocking shots and delivering crunching hits along the boards for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. In his second season with the team, the 6-foot, 194-pound center has 6 goals, 19 points and a plus-5 rating through 22 games while playing on a line with Christian Thomas and Alain Berger, who rank first and second, respectively, on the team in scoring.  In Jenner's case, however, it's more the things he does away from the puck that has impressed scouts.  ‘I'm just trying to do everything out there and not just be offensive or good with the puck,’ Jenner said. ‘I try to play well in the defensive zone, and when I don't have the puck I'm always in pursuit of it, trying to help my team in every way.’  ‘The phrase, 'I want 20 of those guys on my team,' gets overused, but it not only applies to Boone, he can be the poster boy for it,’ NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards told NHL.com. … ‘Boone does what it takes to win,’ Edwards said. ‘He blocks shots, wins battles along the boards and is an outstanding forechecker. He wants to be first to the puck every time. He's solid on his skates and fights through checks on his way to the net. He sees the ice very well and has excellent anticipation. His puckhandling and overall puck skill are very good, he's used in all situations and logs a lot of ice every night.’”
 

 

Mock Drafts:

Adam Kimelman, NHL.com – 15 

Mike Morreale, NHL.com – 25 

Steven Hoffner, NHL.com – N/A 

Deven Persaud, NHL.com – 15 

TSN.ca – N/A 

Gary Joyce, ESPN – 25 

Mark Seidel, CBC – 22 

Hockey's Future - 18

The Hockey News - N/A

 

Thoughts: Jenner seems to be ranked pretty high on draft boards considering his offensive upside may be limited.  He’s one of those guys that does a lot of the little things, but for some reason he’s much more well-thought of than some of the other players with similar skill-sets.  That said, his point totals in the OHL are nothing to scoff at, so perhaps his offensive ability has just been underrated.  Jenner has enough tools to be a pretty good bet to be a third-liner, but the Rangers may be hoping for more of a home run pick than Jenner might be.

The Rangers last took a player from the OHL in the first round in 2008 when they selected Michael Del Zotto.  They frequently dip into the league at the draft.

 

 

Season Review:

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Breaking Down The Prospects >

How Three Free Agent Signings In 2007 Have Shaped The Eastern Conference >

Spotlight On Glen Sather >

Spotlight On John Tortorella >

Rangers Land Tim Erixon: What Does It Mean?

Richards Rumors Swirl > 

More Erixon Trade Fallout >

 

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Spotlight On Matt Gilroy >

Spotlight On Ruslan Fedotenko >

Spotlight On Brandon Prust >

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Spotlight On Alex Frolov >

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Spotlight On Marc Staal >

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Draft Profiles:

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Mark McNeill >

Brandon Saad >

Joel Armia >

Nicklas Jensen >

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Matt Puempel >

Rickard Rakell >

Mario Lucia >

Tomas Jurco >

Dmitri Jaskin >

Phillip Danault >

Rocco Grimaldi >

Ty Rattie >

Daniel Catenacci >

Vladislav Namestnikov >

Nick Shore >

Stefan Noesen >

Boone Jenner >

 

Posted by Kevin Baumer | June 10, 2011 at 10:50 am
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