Providence forward Mark Jankowski was one of the most controversial picks of the 2012 NHL Draft when the Calgary Flames selected him at 21st overall, despite Jankowski only playing against an extremely low level of competition in the Canadian prep school ranks. Those questions didn't subside last season when Jankowski scored a decent, but still relatively modest 7 goals and 11 assists last season as a freshman. And attention was turned to Jankowski again this past week when it was announced that Olli Maatta, the player selected one spot after Calgary reached to select Jankowski, would be staying in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the rest of the year.
But Jankowski is showing signs of developing into the player Calgary thought he might be two years ago. Providence is off to a 4-0-0 start to their season, and Jankowski is second on the team in scoring with a 4-1-5 line. His fourth goal of the season came last night against a top-ranked Miami team, and it was a beauty. Here's video, courtesy of Providence's game highlights.