The Calgary Flames are expected to sign 2012 first round pick Mark Jankowski to a two-year, entry level deal according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
The 6’3″ forward has just completed his senior year with the Providence Friars, registering 15 goals and 40 points in 38 games this season to lead the program in scoring. He also served as an assistant captain during the campaign, as the Friars finished joint first in the Hockey East conference.
Selected 21st overall by the Flames in 2012, Jankowski graduates from Providence with a collegiate career record of 43 goals and 110 points in 148 games for the Friars.
He was a member of the 2014-15 Friars team which captured the college’s first ever NCAA Tournament championship, after defeating Jack Eichel’s Boston University side 4-3 in the final of the Frozen Four at TD Gardens in Boston last spring. Jankowski scored one goal and registered two shots during the win, and was voted to the NCAA (Championship) All-Tournament Team following the game.
Prior to enrolling at Providence University, Jankowski played for Stanstead College in both the CAHS and MPHL. He was voted MPHL Most Valuable Player in 2011-12, and led the league in scoring with 19 goals and 30 points. He also served as team captain for that season.
The entry level deal is not expected to begin until next season, which likely means Jankowski will follow the same path as a number of other NCAA graduates and sign an amateur try out in the AHL for the remainder of this season. Calgary’s AHL affiliate are based in Stockton.