Pack Player Profile: Scott Kosmachuk
Signed by Hartford in the off-season, Scott Kosmachuk is a twenty three year prospect that could provide long-term service in the organization if he performs well this upcoming season.
The gritty forward spent three full seasons in the American Hockey League with the St. John’s Ice Caps / Manitoba Moose (Winnipeg’s affiliate shifted from St. John’s to Winnipeg after the 2014-15 season). He looks for a change in scenery despite being a solid depth player in the Winnipeg organization. The growth potential is still high for the prospect as he is still learning the game and expanding on his skills.
The 2014-15 season was the full first season with Scott Kosmachuk. He registered 14 goals, 14 assists for 28 points in 70 games with the Ice Caps. In addition to his offensive contributions, he had 62 penalty minutes. A well rounded player that can get the job done on both ends of the ice.
In the 2015-16 season there was growth for Scott Kosmachuk. He recorded 36 points in 67 games. He notched 19 goals and 17 assists with 41 penalty minutes. He was disciplined and provided more impact offensively. He also earned himself call ups to the Winnipeg Jets. He skated in eight games with the Jets, recording three assists.
Last season showed a minor decline as Scott Kosmachuk was inconsistent. He still did well, but he needs to continue his growth. He recorded 28 points in 58 outings with the Moose. He had 11 goals and 17 assists with 47 penalty minutes.
Coming into a new organization, Scott Kosmachuk wants to be the forward that provides the offense and defense. He wants to be more consistent and hard working. Perhaps a change of organizations may spark the prospect. He should be a thrilling player to watch. If he grows as a player, he may earn himself a contract with the New York Rangers, or at least with Hartford again. Time will tell on that.
Scott Kosmachuk has work to do for the upcoming season. He will learn from his mistakes and hopefully fit in well with the Wolf Pack. He has a young career ahead of him. We want him developed into a player that will be beneficial to the entire organization.