Jankowski was assigned to AHL Stockton on Thursday. Jankowski returns to the minors after playing only one game for the big club -- he recorded one hit in 10:18 of ice time during Monday's game against the Islanders. The 22-year-old Providence College product shows a lot of promise, but could certainly use some more time in the minors to adjust his game to the professional level.
Jankowski was called up from AHL Stockton on Friday. Jankowski has yet to make his NHL debut, though we like his upside as Calgary's first-round (21st overall) selection from the 2012 draft. The left-shooting pivot has pressed pause on his minor-league campaign after dialing in three goals with nine assists and a plus-3 rating in 13 games. Johnny Gaudreau (finger) and Lance Bouma (shoulder) remain on injured reserve, so Jankowski's first game at hockey's highest level could be right around the corner.
Jankowski signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Flames on Wednesday, the Flames' official site reports. Jankowski's contract will begin in 2016-17, when he will report to AHL Stockton on an amateur try-out. The 21-year-old just finished up a stellar career with Providence, providing 15 goals and 40 points in 38 games his senior year, and should showcase his talents in Stockton next season.
Jankowski picked up a goal and three assists in Providence University's 7-3 win over Miami (Ohio) on Friday. It was Providence's first game of the season. When Calgary selected Jankowski 21st overall in 2012, they almost certainly didn't see him needing four years of collegiate hockey, but the lanky center has developed extremely slowly. He is badly in need of a big senior season for the Friars.
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