JackStudnicka’s offensive production skyrocketed in his third year with the Oshawa Generals. The 19-year-old Bruins prospect had 22 goals and 50 assists for 72 points, all career highs during his tenure in the OHL.
Bumps and bruises took their toll toward the end of the season and by the time the Generals were eliminated from the playoffs, Studnicka was limited and only played five games with the Providence Bruins and was unable to chip in during the Calder Cup playoffs.
Yet the greatest reward for the young center, who was drafted No. 53 overall last year, was wearing the captain’s patch for the Generals, which meant finding his voice as a leader in the dressing room.
“Being the leader on the team, it’s a little bit of weight added to your shoulders and I think I adjusted well,” Studnicka said.