Thursday, April 29, 2010

Plymouth captain Jenks inks with Florida

Florida Panthers GM Randy Sexton announced today the club has agreed to an entry level contract with center AJ Jenks.

Jenks, 19, played in 52 games with the Plymouth Whalers 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 native won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan, recording five points (3-2-5) in seven games.

Jenks was drafted by Florida with their fourth choice (100th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Photo by Walt Dmoch

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