According to the Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe, Toledo Walleye forward A.J. Jenks won the “My Favorite Walleye” fan poll:
Many Toledo Walleye fans admire veteran forward A.J. Jenks for his toughness and willingness to stick up for his teammates, while others appreciate his charisma and leadership abilities.
Many others think the laid-back Jenks is one cool dude.
With his combination of physicality and personality, Jenks won The Blade’s My Favorite Walleye poll for 2017-18.
Jenks earned 17.0 percent of the votes in the sixth edition of the exclusive online poll.
The native of Wolverine Lake, Mich., is in his fourth season with the team and is a skilled center who doesn’t mind the physical side. The 27-year-old has played in 181 games and has produced 141 points (70 goals, 71 assists) in a Toledo uniform.
Jenks was presented with the honor Friday before the Walleye’s final regular-season home game against Fort Wayne at the Huntington Center.
“It’s a tremendous honor,” Jenks said. “We have so many high-end players on this team. With our fan base, we have such a loyal following, it’s pretty special.”