It’s time for a new journey.
After being the lone American selected by the Hitmen in the eleventh round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, Jadon Kwiatkowski is ready to begin the next chapter in his hockey career with an organization that he already has a unique tie to.
That tie is Kwiatkowski knowing former Everett Jr. Silvertip and current Hitmen forward Hunter Campbell.
“I was really excited being picked by the Hitmen because I’ve heard so many great things about the organization, city and fans,” he said. “At first I didn’t know much about Calgary but Hunter has told me a lot and how much he loves it there.
“I can’t wait to head over for training camp to meet everyone, make an impression and see how the system is.”
Learn more about the forward in a quick Q&A
Weight: 139 lb.
Birthday: March 22, 2004
Hometown: Sammamish, WA
2018/19 Stats: 58 GP, 15 G, 45 A, 60 PTS
Question: Who Is Your Favourite NHL Team?
Kwiatkowski: Nashville Predators
Q: Who Is Your Favourite NHL Player?
Kwiatkowski: Auston Matthews.
Q: Who Do You Model Your Game After?
Kwiatkowski: Matthews. He’s a great player, plays a 200-foot game and can put the puck in the net.
Q: What Is Your Pre-Game Routine?
Kwiatkowski: Stretch with the team, do a stretch for two to three minutes by myself and then pray before going out on the ice.
Q: What’s Your Favourite Hockey Memory?
Kwiatkowski: Back in squirt, I remember it was the last game of the year and Tomas Hertl just scored that goal when he went in-between his legs and at the end of the game I was able to score like that.
Q: What’s Your Favourite Movie?
Q: What’s Your Favourite Show?
Kwiatkowski: Stranger Things.
Q: If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone In The World, Who Would It Be?
Kwiatkowski: I would pick two people, Wayne Gretzky and Jesus Christ.
Q: What Is Your Pet Peeve?
Kwiatkowski: When someone is lying to you and you know they are, but they continue to do it.
Q: What’s Your Favourite Food?
Kwiatkowski: Strawberries or Chicken Alfredo.
Q: How Would You Describe Your Play-Style?
Kwiatkowski: I’m a 200-foot player who wins battles down low, I like to set up teammates for goals, can put the puck in the net and get into the right spots in the offensive zone.
Q: How Was This Past Season For You And Your Team?
Kwiatkowski: We started off slow but then things started to click for us and we got better as a team. We got stronger and closer as the season went on but then we just came up short in the end. For me personally, I started off pretty quick scoring goals consistently but then halfway through I went through a lull and didn’t have any puck luck. I was able to battle through it and get back to helping the team out with my offensive game.