My Top 5 | Mark Jankowski

When he’s not busy netting short-handed goals, Mark Jankowski can be found tuning in to watch some of his all time favourite big screen flicks.

The envelope, please.

When he’s not busy netting short-handed goals he’s tied for the league lead with four Calgary Flames forward Mark Jankowski can be found tuning in to watch some of his all time favourite big screen flicks.

The 24-year-old centre recently stopped by NHLPA.com to deliver his thumbs-up for five Hollywood hits, including one movie he can likely rhyme off, word-for-word.

And as an added bonus, Jankowski picked out which teammate he’d choose to co-host if he were asked to host this year’s Academy Awards.

Jankowski's favourite flicks


1. Yes, guy(s)!  

“I’d have to start off with The Other Guys, with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Why? It’s a movie that I’ve seen a million times and can quote it probably from start to finish. It’s just one of those movies where I’ll never get sick of it. I can watch it yesterday and if it was on TV today, I’d watch it again. I never get tired of it.”

2. Google search  

“Another one that stands out for me is The Internship, with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan. I just think when those two actors work together and play off one another, it’s hilarious. That’s always been a really fun one to watch.”

3. Unbreakable bond

“The Shawshank Redemption is a great movie. I love it. It’s an all-time classic. I really love the story and the acting is phenomenal. I usually like comedies, but this movie is one I’ve watched more than a few times.”

4. Do the math  

“Good Will Hunting is another one of those movies that really draws you in. I’ve always been a fan of feel-good movies and it’s certainly one of those, especially the ending. I like the transformation of Matt Damon’s character.” 

5. Top-notch Western

“I’ll go with Django Unchained. I like that movie a lot. It’s a great cast and a great director (Quentin Tarantino). It’s a little long, but it’s a great movie. The theme song of that movie is my goal song at the Saddledome. They made a connection between Django and Janko, so I when I score, I hear that song and it reminds me of the movie.”
 

"My co-host for the Oscars would be… “I guess I’d go with David Rittich. Just the way his English is, I think anything he’d say would be funny. Hopefully, he would make me sound funnier too. He’s a great guy and he’s the one I’d choose.”