The 2017 NHL Combine was held this past weekend in Buffalo, New York with 104 players invited to participate. The combine gave all 31 NHL clubs a complete physical and medical assessment of these players before the 2017 NHL Draft, which will be held at United Center in Chicago on June 23-24.
The invitees included 84 of the top North American prospects and 20 top international prospects. There are 58 forwards, 36 defencemen and 10 goaltenders.
The Generals had an invitee in Jack Studnicka attend the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 179 pound forward will be heading into his third season with the Generals for the upcoming 2017/2018 season. In 126 games played in a Generals uniform, Jack has tallied a total of 22 goals, 56 assists for 78 points in 126 games played. Going into the upcoming draft, Jack was ranked 120th by NHL Central Scouting final rankings.
Over the course of the weekend, prospects are put through a combination of physical, skill and psychological testing. The purpose of the Scouting Combine is for NHL scouts and general managers to get the chance to meet the prospects while also evaluating the testing results.
Friday’s testing featured four different evaluations, including y-balance, function movement screen, grip strength and aerobic fitness (VO2 max). Saturday featured seven different evaluations, including standing height, wingspan, standing long jump, jump station, bench press, pro agility test and pull ups.
Jack finished in the top 10 performers in three different drills that took place at the combine:
Wingate Cycle Ergometer Test:
Mean Power Output (watts/kg)
Peak Power Output (watts/kg)
Pro Agility Right
Following the weekend, Jack said “The Combine was a wonderful experience with a very professional atmosphere. I was honoured to be a part of it, and am now looking forward to the draft in Chicago.”
Looking towards next season, Vice President and General Manager Roger Hunt said “It is clear Jack’s fitness regime is paying off. It is great to see a strong version of Jack and I am excited to see what he will bring into next season.”
Jack heads into the NHL Draft weekend along with three other Generals players in Kyle MacLean, Matt Brassard and Kyle Keyser, whom all were ranked by NHL Central Scouting. The Oshawa Generals organization want to wish all our player’s good luck as they look to take steps towards their professional hockey careers.
— NHL (@NHL) June 4, 2017
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