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Top Leon Gawanke News

  • Leon Gawanke: On unconditional waivers

    Gawanke was put on unconditional waivers by the Sharks on Thursday for the purposes of terminating his contract, per Chris Johnston of The Athletic.

    Gawanke has eight goals, 27 points and 37 PIM in 38 contests with AHL San Jose in 2023-24. The 24-year-old defenseman hasn't made an appearance at the NHL level. Per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News, Gawanke is expected to return to Germany to play for Adler Mannheim.

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  • Sharks' Leon Gawanke: On waivers

    The Sharks placed Gawanke on waivers Wednesday, according to Chris Johnston of TSN.

    Gawanke had 20 goals, 45 points and 51 PIM in 68 AHL contests with Manitoba in 2022-23. He's expected to start this season with AHL San Jose.

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  • Sharks' Leon Gawanke: Agrees to two-way contract

    Gawanke inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Sharks on Wednesday.

    Gawanke scored 20 goals and 45 points in 68 AHL contests in 2022-23. The 24-year-old defenseman hasn't made his NHL debut.

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  • Sharks' Leon Gawanke: Traded to Sharks

    Gawanke's rights were traded from Winnipeg to San Jose on Sunday, per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.

    Gawanke, a restricted free agent, was sent to San Jose in exchange for defenseman Artemi Kniazev. The 24-year-old Gawanke posted 20 goals and 45 points in 68 games last season with AHL Manitoba. If signed by the Sharks, he'll likely begin the season in the AHL again, though he could make his NHL debut at some point in 2023.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Signs two-way deal

    Gawanke signed a one-year, two-way contract with Winnipeg on Monday, per PuckPedia.

    Gawanke scored 10 goals and 36 points in 65 games with AHL Manitoba last season. The 23-year-old blueliner was taken in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft but he's yet to make his NHL debut. He should fill a similar depth role again next season.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Reassigned to AHL

    Gawanke was assigned from the active roster to AHL Manitoba on Wednesday.

    Gawanke has logged 19 points over 32 games with AHL Manitoba this season. The 22-year-old did not make his NHL debut during his recent stint on the active roster.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Elevated from taxi squad

    Gawanke was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster Saturday.

    Gawanke could make his NHL debut as soon as Saturday's game against St. Louis. The 22-year-old has recorded five goals and 14 assists over 32 performances for AHL Manitoba this season.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Back on taxi squad

    The Jets reassigned Gawanke to the taxi squad Friday.

    Gawanke was a healthy scratch versus Vancouver after joining the active roster Thursday, so the 22-year-old will continue to wait for his NHL debut.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Promoted from taxi squad

    Gawanke was elevated from the taxi squad to the active roster Thursday.

    Gawanke could make his NHL debut as soon as Thursday's game against Vancouver. The 22-year-old has recorded five goals and 14 assists over 32 appearances with AHL Manitoba this season.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Added to taxi squad

    Gawanke was elevated from AHL Manitoba to the taxi squad Thursday.

    Gawanke has recorded 19 points over 32 appearances this season for AHL Manitoba. The 22-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Headed down to minors

    Gawanke was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday.

    Gawanke's demotion shouldn't come as a surprise considering he failed to crack the lineup while up with the Jets. The blueliner shouldn't be expected to get onto the ice for the club any time soon, making him a non-factor in fantasy contests.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: On taxi squad

    Gawanke was recalled to the taxi squad Monday.

    Gawanke will serve as an emergency depth option while on the taxi squad but shouldn't be expected to get onto the ice any time soon.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Back in North America

    The Jets reassigned Gawanke from Berlin Eisbaren (DEL) to AHL Manitoba on Thursday.

    The German returned to his home country last fall, earning two assists across six games with Berlin Eisbaren this season. He'll return to North America, where he racked up 22 assists and 26 points across 48 games with AHL Manitoba last season. The 21-year-old has yet to see an NHL game in his career, so expect him to spend most of his time in the minors in 2021.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Links up with DEL club

    Gawanke will join the Berlin Eisbaren (DEL) on loan for the start of the 2020-21 season.

    Gawanke garnered four goals and 22 helpers in 48 games with AHL Manitoba this year, his first professional season. A product of the QMJHL, the 21-year-old defenseman originally came up the ranks in the Eisbaren youth system. Taken by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Gawanke will rejoin the club for training camp ahead of the 2020-21 campaign and could make a push for the 23-man roster.

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  • Jets' Leon Gawanke: Signs entry-level deal

    Gawanke signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Jets on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Gawanke, who was selected by Winnipeg in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, has spent the past three seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL, totaling 121 points in 178 games. The 19-year-old blueliner has developed into an offensive force with a booming slap shot, but he still needs to work on his play in his own end, so he'll likely marinate in the minors for a few years before making the jump to the big club. Either way, the 6-foot-1 German has the potential to develop into a major contributor on the power play, making him a player to keep an eye on in dynasty settings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Shoots: Right