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AJ Jenks

North American Skater - Plymouth, OHL
Final Rank:50Midterm Rank:20
Position:Left WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:206
Born:June 27, 1990
Born in:Detroit, MI, USA
Drafted: 2008: FLA (4th Round / 100th Overall) 
  • Finished third on the Whalers in scoring with 55 points and second with 15 power-play goals.
  • Finished in second place in the hardest shot competition at the 2008 CHL Top Prospects game (94 miles-per-hour).
  • Helped his team win the OHL Championship last season and competed for the 2007 Memorial Cup in Vancouver, BC.
  • Was a member of Team USA at the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Slovakia.
  • Patterns his game after Edmonton’s Ethan Moreau – “he’s a responsible center in all three zones and he’s a leader”.
  • Was a member of Farmington Hills minor hockey for three years and played his first-ever season of hockey as a member of the Farmington Hills Thrashers. He went on to play two seasons for Compuware and one season with Honeybaked before entering the OHL.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong, boxing great Muhammad Ali and former NHL star Steve Yzerman.
  • The best advice he ever received was from his mom -- “Don’t let anything get in the way of your dreams” and he credits his step-father for having had the most influence on his career for starting him in the game.
  • His most embarrassing hockey moment was falling over the boards during the 2007 Memorial Cup and the most embarrassing song on his iPod is “Tell me why” by the Backstreet Boys.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings

NHL Player: Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg

Shootout move: “Quick release snapshot low stick side”

Goal celebration: “Raise my right hand with my stick”

Practice Drill: “7 pass 2 on 1”

Video Game: Call of Duty 4

Movie: Shooter

TV Show: Prison Break

Actor/Actress: Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Alba

Artist: Tim McGraw

Website: NHL.com

Book: Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Food to cook: Ravioli

Sport (other than hockey): Fishing

Activity away from the rink: Visiting family

Toy growing up: Mini-sticks

Place to shop: 12 Oaks Mall

Place to visit: Vancouver, Dallas and Nashville

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2006-2007PLYMOUTHOHL689142350
2007-2008PLYMOUTHOHL6826295594