There are still six games to go in the Stockton Heat’s season, not to mention a playoff spot to still fight for, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for accolades.
Specifically: accolades for Mark Jankowski, who has been named to the 2016-17 AHL All-Rookie Team.
Jankowski, the lone Heat player to make the cut, has scored 26 goals and 51 points in 59 games so far this season, leading his team in scoring. Jankowski is second in rookie scoring and first in goals, and was also the Heat’s lone AHL All-Star representative.
He made his NHL debut back on Nov. 28 against the New York Islanders, playing 10:18 and registering no points.
The Flames’ first round pick in 2012, Jankowski was always marked as a long-term project. Five years later, we’re just now starting to see this come to fruition – and so far, the steps forward are positive.
Also on the AHL’s All-Rookie Team are:
- Pittsburgh forward prospect Jake Guentzel, who had 42 points in 33 AHL games before being called up (he currently has 29 points in 38 NHL games)
- San Jose forward prospect Daniel O’Regan, who has 54 points in 58 AHL games
- Islanders defence prospect Devon Toews, who has 41 points in 71 AHL games
- Arizona defence prospect Kyle Wood, who has 40 points in 63 AHL games
- Pittsburgh goalie prospect Casey DeSmith, who has a .920 save percentage over 25 AHL games
The last Flames prospect to be named to the AHL All-Rookie team was goaltender Joni Ortio in 2013-14.