|Detroit Red Wings|
|Written by Jason Banks|
April 2013- Tomas Jurco concluded his first professional season amassing 14G-14A-28P and a plus-6 rating while skating in 74 games for the Grand Rapid Griffins. Most are well aware of his skill level but what matters most is taking that skill and talent and applying it to your game. For Jurco this was his first full season in Grand Rapids so there is still plenty of time for him to figure it out and become the top six two-way forward expected of him. After losing out 3-0 in Game One of the Calder Cup Quater-finals Jurco stepped up his game showing his offensive instincts by tipping home a goal and pulling off a wrap-around goal helping the Griffins even the series with Houston at one game a piece. Grand Rapids will be looking for more contributions like this one if they have any hope in challenging for the Calder Cup trophy. Travis Watson
December 2012 – December was not a good month for Jurco as he has only recorded a single point in 11 games. He has only failed to record a shot on goal once in the month. Jason Banks
November 2012 – After signing his entry level deal with the Wings, Jurco turned pro with Grand Rapids. Despite being a regular with solid talent around him, he is yet to show good production and has been a defensive liability. As previously stated, he is likely taking the long path to Detroit until he is dependable at both ends and showing solid production. Jason Banks
March, 2012 – Jurco has put up another 30-plus goal season and continues to show off his dynamic skillset. Jurco has good size and all the tools to become a great power forward in the NHL. Consistency has been an issue in the past but has only been held off the score sheet eight times this season. He will look to follow up his 18 points in 19 games in last year’s playoffs with another strong performance this year.
Fantasy Outlook: B+
He is a top five prospect in Detroit’s system but in true Red Wing fashion, will likely spend a few seasons in the AHL. Jurco projects as a top six scoring winger.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:20|