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Panthers Agree to Entry Level Contract with C AJ Jenks

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Panthers fourth-round pick (2008 NHL Entry Draft) skates in an OHL game for the Plymouth Whalers. (Credit: Plymouth Whalers)
SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers General Manager Randy Sexton announced today the club has agreed to an entry level contract with C AJ Jenks.

Jenks, 19, played in 52 games with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) this season placing second on the team in goals (23), assists (40) and points (63), finishing behind the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting No. 1 prospect Tyler Seguin. Jenks, who served as Plymouth’s team captain played in nine playoffs games this year with the Whalers scoring four goals with eight assists.
The Wolverine Lake, MI native won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan, recording five points (3-2-5) in 7 games. Jenks was drafted by Florida with their fourth choice (100th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Jenks becomes the fourth prospect to be signed by the Florida this off-season joining Marc Cheverie, Adam Comrie and Eric Selleck
AJ Jenks Career Statistics:
                                    --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season  Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
2006-07  Plymouth Whalers            OHL    68    9  14   23   50  20   0   1   1   8
2007-08  Plymouth Whalers            OHL    68   26  29   55   94   4   1   0   1   4
2008-09  Plymouth Whalers            OHL    61   21  31   52   78  11   1   2   3  18
2009-10  Plymouth Whalers            OHL    52   23  40   63   58   9   4   8  12  14
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