Jansen Harkins
Born (1997-05-23)May 23, 1997,
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 47th overall, 2015
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2016–present


Jansen Harkins (born May 23, 1997) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Harkins was selected by the Jets in the 2nd round, 47th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Harkins was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Harkins was selected second overall by the Prince George Cougars in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft[1] and played with the Cougars since the 2012–13 WHL season. In 2013–14, Harkins skated in 67 games for Prince George in his first WHL season, and was a team captain for Canada Pacific in the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 10 goals with 24 assists, and was –9 with 18 penalty minutes for the Cougars.

During the 2014–15 WHL season, Harkins led Prince George in scoring in his second WHL season and played for the Canada U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships tournaments. He scored 20 goals with 59 assists and was +7 with 45 penalty minutes, in 70 regular season games for the Cougars. He was rewarded for his outstanding play, when he was selected to skate in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[2] Harkins was rewarded with the Dan Hamhuis Award, which is presented to the Most Valuable Player on the Prince George Cougars.

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.png Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2014 Piešťany
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze 2015 Switzerland

Harkins helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament,[3] and he went on to play again for Canada at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships, winning a bronze medal.[4]

Personal[edit | edit source]

His father is former NHL player Todd Harkins.[5]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Prince George Cougars WHL 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Prince George Cougars WHL 67 10 24 34 18
2014–15 Prince George Cougars WHL 70 20 59 79 45 5 0 4 4 2
2015–16 Prince George Cougars WHL 69 24 33 57 51 4 2 3 5 4
2015–16 Manitoba Moose AHL 6 1 2 3 2
2016–17 Prince George Cougars WHL 64 21 51 72 48 6 2 5 7 10
2016–17 Manitoba Moose AHL 4 2 2 4 4
2017–18 Manitoba Moose AHL 46 2 11 13 17 2 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Jacksonville Icemen ECHL 6 2 4 6 4
2018–19 Manitoba Moose AHL 70 15 16 31 37
2019–20 Manitoba Moose AHL 30 7 24 31 28
2019–20 Winnipeg Jets NHL 29 2 5 7 5 3 1 0 1 4
NHL totals 29 2 5 7 5 3 1 0 1 4

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg 5 2 4 6 0
2015 Canada U18 Bronze medal icon.svg 7 3 2 5 10
Junior totals 12 5 6 11 10

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year Reference
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [6]
Dan Humhuis Award 2015 [7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NHL Draft 2015: Jansen Harkins a Low Risk, High Reward Option. Today's Slapshot (May 28, 2015).
  2. Harkins To Play in the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. pgcougars.com (December 17, 2014).
  3. Jansen Harkins helps Canada to Hlinka gold. Prince George Free Press (August 18, 2014).
  4. Jansen Harkins – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile. The Hockey Writers (May 5, 2015).
  5. Harkins draws inspiration, drive from father, brother. nhl.com (December 18, 2015).
  6. Meet Team Orr. BMO Top Prospects (January 22, 2015).
  7. Harkins fitting in at Development Camp. nhl.com (July 5, 2015).

External links[edit | edit source]

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