2017 NHL Entry Draft

Jacob Paquette

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NASHVILLE • ROUND: 7 OVERALL: 216

 

Previous Team: Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 105

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-2¾ • Weight: 207 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: May 26, 1999 • Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Ottawa Jr. 67's (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Kingston (Round 2, No. 31 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Kingston vs. Barrie)
First OHL Goal: Nov. 22, 2015 (Kingston at Sudbury)

IN THE NEWS:
Made Impression at 2017 NHL Combine
Missed Season's Start with Broken Hand
Named Alternate Captain in Second Year

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "I really like Jacob's upside. He is so steady, consistent -- the type of defender who understands the defensive side of the game so well. ... If he plays with more confidence with the puck along with his steady defensive game, the sky is the limit for Jacob." (Ryan Yessie, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "I spoke to him, and I liked him a lot. He described himself as a stay-at-home guy who worked hard all over the ice." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Big shutdown defender who we think has some offensive upside. He skates very well for his size, which is the key to his strong defensive game. He seems to think the game faster than a lot of opponents, allowing him to use his physical tools to shut down the play. He doesn't have much of a mean streak, but he does finish his hits. ... Has the physical tools to become a top four shutdown defenseman at the NHL level." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Strictly a stay-at-home guy who is strong in one-on-one situations. Uses strong frame to great advantage, bodying his man off the puck and moving it up ice to teammates with short, simple, basic passes. Immovable force in front of own goal, constantly clearing out bodies. Easily pins and seals his man along the walls. Great at reading the incoming attack, forces forwards out of the middle with conscious body and stick placement." (Red Line Report)