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Ryan Kujawinski Profile

Ryan Kujawinski
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/200 lbs
Position: C
Team: Kingston (OHL)

Ryan Kujawinski's Player Profile

Strengths – Ryan Kujawinski is an interesting prospect in that his rookie season as a 16/17-year-old was better, at least the latter half of it, than his season as a draft eligible 17/18-year-old. Kujawinski is a big strong center who possesses above average puck skills. He’s a good puck distributor who can also chip in and score some goals. He’s an excellent skater and he can reach his top speed in a hurry, which he really uses it to his advantage. Kujawinski has good hands and plays the game at a very fast pace. He’s a player that likes to play in all situations and he is capable of doing so because he takes care of both ends of the ice. He’s willing to battle in the corners for loose pucks and uses his size well to gain position and help control the puck. When on, he has the ability to dominate games because of his strong two-way play, speed, puck skills and size.

Weaknesses – Kujawinski’s biggest weakness, to me, is his inconsistency. He’s a very talented player but he doesn’t produce at the level you’d expect a player with his talents would. Kujawinski will look like he should be a 1st round pick for a few shifts in a row, then the next few shifts you have a hard time noticing he’s even on the ice. He goes on and off in stretches like that on a regular basis.

Career Projection – Kujawinski has all the tools needed to have success, he just needs to become a more consistent player. If he can do that, he could become a solid top-6 player. He’s a bit of a high-risk, high-reward pick, though, because there’s no guarantee that will happen.
Submitted by: Todd Cordell of The Hockey Guys - June 7th 2013

A mid-season trade to Kingston last year facilitated an offensive outbreak for Kujawinski which hasn’t been replicated this year… Has game breaking ability but is prone to sustained inconsistent stretches… Size and skating ability should be enough to keep him in the Top 60.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

An offensive-minded centre, Ryan Kujawinski has been an absolute revelation for the better part of a calendar year. Lost in the shuffle with the Sarnia Sting, who had made him the fourth overall pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection, he was dealt in a big trade with the Kingston Frontenacs and he has been extraordinary ever since. Kujawinski was a point per game after arriving in Kingston and he immediately became a fan favourite. The Frontenacs decided to make him the cornerstone around which they were going to rebuild their franchise. Kujawinski struggled to start his second OHL season, especially after his linemates were changed, but he turned things around by the start of 2013, regaining the form he had when he first arrived in the Limestone City, especially since he recorded a hat trick on New Year's Day. While the team has been on a significant losing streak, Kujawinski is still playing at a high level. Other than his obvious offensive talents, Kujawinski has a lot of other great attributes. He is very solid on faceoffs and he skates incredibly well. He is a big player (6'2", 200 pounds) and he looks like a man amongst boys on the ice. Kujawinski has commendable leadership capability and he could be a captain or alternate next season. He has been such a welcome addition in Kingston and he is expected to break a cycle of Frontenacs players going undrafted; no one from the team has been chosen in the last two NHL Entry Drafts.
Submitted by: Margann Laurissa - updated Feb. 4th

In 2011, the Sarnia Sting chose Ryan Kujawinski with the 4th pick overall in the OHL draft. He is from Iroquois Falls Ontario, a small town 4 hours from Sudbury. Ryan played his minor midget in Sudbury. He is an offensively gifted forward that can put up good numbers for his team. He is eligible for the 2013 NHL draft. Scouts and reporters say that Ryan will go in either the 1st or 2nd round in the entry draft. Kujawinski, 16 years old, is a big forward at 6 ft 2 and 195 lbs. That is unbelievable for a guy his age. Last season Kujawinski was traded to the Kingston Frontenacs for forward Ryan Spooner. In Sarnia, Kujawinski only had a 4th line role and did not have a lot of ice time, but in Kingston he was put on the 1st line and did awesome. Ryan is an amazing center, having unbelievable offensive and defensive talent. With the Fontenacs, Ryan had 30 points in 30 games and 6 points in 29 games with the Sting. So I think that Ryan likes it more in Kingston then in Sarnia. Ryan also was in the IIHF under 17 hockey tournament. He was with team Ontario and Ontario won the bronze medal.
Submitted by: Brad Morin

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Ryan Kujawinski Videos

Ryan Kujawinski goal CAN 2:1 (SVK U18 - CAN U18 2:3)

Ryan Kujawinski and Brett Ritchie: on the U-17 Hockey Challenge

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