Weight: 201 pounds
Date of birth: October 12, 1998
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
Position: Left Wing
OHL Draft: Round 2, 39th overall, 2014 Priority Selection
Jonah Gadjovich played his minor midget AAA hockey with the Whitby Wildcats during the 2013-2014 season where he scored 15 goals and added 15 assists in 23 games. He also played in the OHL Cup and the OHL Gold cup and appeared in 5 games in each of the Championships scoring once and adding three assists in each.
The Owen Sound Attack would select Gadjovich in the second round, thirty-ninth overall in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
The Owen Sound Attack have won 12 straight games and Gadjovich has played a major role in that run. In that span he has 15 goals and 8 assists giving him 25 goals and 16 assists through 36 games on the season. His 41 points put him fourth on the Attack scoring list.
As a late ’98 birthdate, Gadjovich is in his third season with the Attack. His rookie campaign saw him put up 4-5-9 totals in 60 games. He followed that up during the 2015-2016 season with 14-10-24 totals in 66 games. This season, he is playing in all situations and has 7 powerplay goals and a shorthanded goal.
Gadjovich plays with a shoot first mentality, being held off the shot board just once this season and all but two others have been multi-shot games, with a game high of twelve which he’s accomplished twice. And why wouldn’t he since he’s scoring on 15.7% of those shots.
Gadjovich is an average skater, but his size and strength enable him to drive the net with or without the puck, usually resulting in a scoring chance. He has a very good shot and not a stretch to say the best backhand in this draft class.
Gadjovich will battle for pucks in all the dirty areas, will take the hit to make a play and will throw a hit to separate his opponent from the puck. He is also very good at anticipating, taking away passes and causing turnovers.
Gadjovich was ranked 22nd among OHL skaters 6oth among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting mid-term ranking.
Statistics of Jonah Gadjovich, a hockey player from Whitby, ONT born Oct 12 1998 who was active from 2014 to 2017.