|Position||Centre / Winger|
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|NHL Team||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Born||October 6, 1994,|
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
|NHL Draft||77th overall, 2013|
|Pro Career||2016 – present|
Jake Guentzel (born October 6, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Penguins in the 3rd round, 77th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Upon completing his junior year with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the 2015-16 season, Guentzel concluded his collegiate career by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 23, 2016.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2012–13||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||60||29||44||73||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||U. of Nebraska Omaha||NCHC||37||7||27||34||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||U. of Nebraska Omaha||NCHC||36||14||25||39||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||U. of Nebraska Omaha||NCHC||35||19||27||46||20||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|Rookie of the Year||2013|||
|Second All-Star Team||2013|
|NCHC All-Rookie Team||2014|
Personal info[edit | edit source]
Guentzel comes from a hockey family: His dad Mike is associate head coach at the University of Minnesota. His older brother Ryan played collegiately and professionally. His older brother Gabe played in the North American Hockey League and the United States Hockey League before embarking on a four-year NCAA career at Colorado College.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jake Guentzel Stats and News (2016-11-22). Retrieved on 2016-11-22.
- Penguins sign forward Jake Guentzel to three-year entry-level deal. Pittsburgh Penguins (2016-05-23). Retrieved on 2016-05-23.
- "Rangers score five unanswered goals to pound Penguins, 5–2", New York Daily News, November 21, 2016. Retrieved on November 22, 2016.
- Jake Guentzel named USHL rookie of the year. juniorhockey.com (2013-05-03). Retrieved on 2013-05-03.
- All In The Family.
- GOPHERSPORTS.COM Mike Guentzel Bio :: University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site :: Ice Hockey.
- Ryan Guentzel | LinkedIn.
- Gabe Guentzel – 2011–2012 Men's Ice Hockey.