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Jake Guentzel
Jake Guentzel
Position Centre / Winger
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Born October 6 1994 (1994-10-06) (age 25),
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
NHL Draft 77th overall, 2013
Pittsburgh Penguins
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).[1] He was selected by the Penguins in the 3rd round, 77th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

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.[2]

On November 21, 2016, he made his NHL debut against the New York Rangers and scored two goals. Despite this, the Penguins lost the game 5-2.[3]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Hill-Murray School USHS 25 15 28 43 10 3 4 2 6 4
2011–12 Hill-Murray School USHS 31 23 52 75 16 3 1 4 5 0
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
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 11 2 4 6 0 10 5 9 14 0
2016-17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 33 21 21 42 12
AHL totals

44

23 25 48 12 10 5 9 14 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
USHL
All-Rookie Team 2013
Rookie of the Year 2013 [4]
Second All-Star Team 2013
College
NCHC All-Rookie Team 2014

Personal info Edit

Guentzel comes from a hockey family:[5] His dad Mike is associate head coach at the University of Minnesota.[6] His older brother Ryan played collegiately and professionally.[7] 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.[8]

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