Boone Jenner – C – Oshawa (OHL) – 6’1 – 204lbs – Shoots L – June 15, 1993
Some of you that are familiar with my Twitter account and follow Faceoff-Factor are probably having
a heart attack that I put Boone Jenner here. Let me clarify, I want the Penguins to draft Jenner more
than anything, and he’s definitely our number one hope come Friday night, but I think it’s unrealistic to
expect that he’ll actually BE available with that pick. We’re kind of conceding that here, but our fingers
are still crossed that King Ray takes him at 23. Jenner is the kind of guy you want to have on your team.
He’s a bit of everything wrapped into one. He’s excellent in the boards and in front of the net, he’s
responsible defensively, he’s not a bad skater, and he has a really even set of playmaking and scoring
skills that make him a multi-threat. He struggled in the middle of the year with consistency, but he’s
still young and he had an absolute monster turnaround in the OHL playoffs where you could argue that
he was Oshawa’s best player. I think the consensus is that Jenner is a safe pick. That said, I think the
offensive upside is higher than a lot of people are currently projecting.