Jack Gorniak


Birthdate: 1999-09-15
Birthplace: West Salem, Wisconsin, USA
Shoots: Left
Height: 5′-11″
Weight: 187 lbs
NHL Draft: 2018 | Round 4 | 123rd overall
Montreal Canadiens own rights until August 15, 2022


University of Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA) 2018-2022


Jack Gorniak’s Elite Prospects Stats Page


A quick speedy forward with a high stamina level. His long-running motor and ability to keep his feet moving coupled with an active stick make him a great forechecker. He does well both on the forecheck and defensively to disrupt plays with that active stick. A solid defensive player that has some decent hands and offensive instincts. Gorniak has good puck protection skills and can efficiently keep possession while fending off defenders at high speeds. Gorniak’s release is average at best but can sometimes fool goaltenders with his sneaky release. – JD

Hockey IQ – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Physicality – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Puck Skills – 40

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Shooting – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Skating – 60

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


“Gorniak is a speedy, opportunistic center that does a good job in harnessing his speed to use as a weapon. While his playmaking ability is not high end, he is able to create offensive chances by getting himself and the puck to key areas of the ice.” – (Hockey Prospect)

“Jack is a very energetic player. He competes for every puck and usually comes out of the corner with the puck. He sees the ice well and is a great setup guy due to his hard work. I imagine that he will be utilized heavily on the penalty kill due to his energy and speed.” – Eric Borre, West Salem coach (HabsEyesOnThePrize)