#15 – Jansen Harkins, C – Prince George, WHL

TSN – #30
Central Scouting – #32 NAS
ISS – #51
Craig Button – #54
McKeens – #26
THN – #34

NHL COMPARABLE: Zemgus Girgensons

UPSIDE: Top-9 Two-way Forward

I am a big fan of Jansen Harkins. I’m generally tougher on 2nd generation guys since I believe their road up to this point, could be thought of as ‘easier’ in certain situations (thanks to ‘connections’). Regardless if that was the case or not for Harkins, his solid 2-way play totally won me over. He’s the kind of player that can probably slot in anywhere in your top-9 and still play an excellent, defensively responsible game. My comparable for him is Zemgus Girgensons and I see him very much as that type of player. Harkins will need to work to improve his skating at the NHL level to be truly effective but I don’t see it as something that will necessarily hold him back either. A really safe pick.


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