|6 ft 01 in (1.85 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Teams||Chicago Black Hawks|
Detroit Red Wings
|Born||June 27, 1931,|
Regina, SK, CAN
|Pro Career||1950 – 1955|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
A versatile forward who could play both right wing and center, Jankowski was an impressive goal scorer in juniors. While playing for the Oshawa Generals he lead the OHA with 65 goals in 1950–51, winning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy in his final junior year for having the highest point total in a single season with 124.
Jankowski spent several games with the Detroit Red Wings centering a line with Gordie Howe and two seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks, but could never duplicate the success he had in juniors. He went on to play more than three seasons in the AHL and another ten years in the WHL where he was among the league's top goal scorers. He still holds the record for the most goals in a single WHL season with 57.
Lou was an NHL Scout who retired from the New York Ranger organization in 1993. His son Ryan Jankowski is currently the Assistant General Manager of the New York Islanders. His Daughter Kathy is a Professional Skating Coach and son Leonard graduated from Cornell University while playing hockey there.
Grandson Mark Jankwski drafted 1st round Calgary Flames 2012. Played for Providence won Frozen Four.
Grandson Joshua Slegers Elmira Sugar Kings - Sutherland Cup Champion 2016-17 .
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (OHA leading scorer) (1950–51)
- WHL Prairie Division First All-Star Team (1959)
- WHL First All-Star Team (1960, 1961, 1964)
- Leader Cup (MVP - WHL) (1961)
- WHL Second All-Star Team (1962)
- Fred J. Hume Cup (Most Gentlemanly Player - WHL) (1964)