Vancouver Canucks top prospects of week 26: Demko, Dahlen, Gadjovich

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No. 3 – LW Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack, OHL)

The Attack had their backs against the wall. Last week, they were up two games to one against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. However, the number one seed in the OHL proved why they were sitting at the top.

Owen Sound lost the next two games, entering game six on the brink of elimination. Jonah Gadjovich, who has been quiet during the OHL playoffs dug deep and scored the game winning goal and added an assist in a 7-1 beating. He couldn’t get a star selection for that, but those are the breaks.

After having a single point through seven postseason games, it is nice to see Gadjovich hit the scoresheet. An injury kept him out of the lineup for games four and five of the series. Good to see him make an impact when it counted the most.

The Attack will play for their season on Tuesday, with the winner moving on to face the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL Western Conference Finals.

Although his season is not over yet, Gadjovich has made me thought about a few things. As you can see, Kole Lind took some time to get adjusted to the AHL, despite his incredible offensive prowess.

Gadjovich may have the right size and level of effort, but it is not so obvious to me that he has a spot penciled in Utica next year. This offseason will be very important and I can’t wait to see him at Young Stars and training camp. His skating could use improvement and hopefully he can stay healthy, wherever he ends up.