Dotchin, Jake

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-22-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

It was a quiet night for both Lightning prospects on the scoresheet as Paquette’s Armada defeated Sergeev’s Foreurs, 3-2. Swiss defenseman Christian Marti (undrafted) scored with 14 seconds left in the game to give the Armada the win.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 5

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM

Dotchin had two assists in Owen Sound’s opening night win in Windsor, but couldn’t hit the scoresheet in the Attack’s home opener. He’ll take the win, no doubt. Owen Sound’s Daniel Catenacci (Sabres) had a goal and an assist for First Star honors.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 3

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM

Koekkoek went scoreless, but his team earned a big road win in Ottawa, 4-3. Nick Ritchie, who is expected to go in the first round of the 2014 draft, was First Star for Peterborough with a goal.

NA Juniors Game Night: 9-20-12

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)

Dotchin picked up where he left off in the playoffs last season, contributing offensively with two assists in Owen Sound’s season opener. Dotchin had three assists in five playoff games last spring. He snapped a personal 14-game regular season scoreless streak tonight. Dotchin was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round of this summer’s draft. Cameron Brace (undrafted) had two goals and an assist for the Attack.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Koekkoek returned to the Peterborough lineup after not only missing all but the Petes’ first 26 games last year, but the last couple weeks of the preseason this year. He was named Peterborough's captain in the offseason before being knocked out of their first preseason game with a badly bruised shoulder. Knocking him out of that game was Columbus prospect Boone Jenner, who had two goals and an assist for Oshawa tonight. Koekkoek was playing his first game since November 27, 2011. He had shoulder surgery last fall. The Lightning took him 10th overall in this summer’s draft.

Former Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch, an alternate captain for the Generals, had an assist in the game. The Lightning chose not to sign him in the spring, allowing him to re-enter the draft. He was not selected. Schemitsch was traded to the Gens from Owen Sound last year.

Jake Dotchin


Out of Organization
Cambridge, ONT
Selected by Tampa Bay in Round 6 (#161) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
San Diego (AHL)
Projects As: 
Physical depth defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Draft Year: 
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pick No.: 
Draft Team: 
Owen Sound (OHL)


Contract Status: 
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
Contract Type: 
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$812 500
Contract Start Year: 
Contract End Year: 
Contract End Status: 



Played midget for the Cambridge Hawks where he had 8 goals and 27 points in 30 games. Selected in the 4th round, 70th overall by Owen Sound in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

Did not make the Attack out of camp and played for the Cambridge Winter Hawks of the GOJHL where he had 5 goals and 15 points in 41 games.

Made his major junior debut, scoring 3 goals and 19 points in 64 games with Owen Sound. Rated the #139 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting Service. Selected in the 6th round, 161st overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Big, raw blue-liner has come looong way since training camp. Skating is still not a strength, but has improved a TON. Very strong upper body and plays physically - regularly knocks even strong forwards off their feet. Good defensive zone awareness and sound positioning. Reads and anticipates puck movement well. Shows surprisingly strong patience with the puck and a willingness to handle it and make plays. Hard shot from the point and good decisions in distribution. Makes good D-to-D passes, but show inconsistent accuracy on his outlets. Plays a steady, unspectacular game, but may not have the speed or footwork to play at a higher level.

Projection: Heavy-footed organizational depth guy.
Style compares to: Mark Fraser" (Red Line Report)


Big, strong young man who is a hitter. Good awareness and good positionally. Reads the play well. Big, hard shot. Shot up developmentally, as he had zero major junior experience before this season.


Skating has improved, but he's still on the slow side with poor footwork. Outlet passing needs work, as well.


Solid role player stay-at-home blueliner with Top-4 upside


Player statistics powered by

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Cambridge Hawks U15 AAAALLIANCE U15- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 Cambridge Hawks U16 AAAALLIANCE U1630 8 1927 60|Playoffs11 4 610 26 
 2010-2011 Cambridge Winter HawksGOJHL41 5 1015 88|Playoffs5 1 34
 2011-2012 Owen Sound AttackOHL64 3 1619 77|Playoffs5 0 33
 2012-2013 Owen Sound AttackOHL38 2 1214 39|        
  Barrie ColtsOHL28 2 68 42|Playoffs17 1 45 25 
 2013-2014 Barrie ColtsOHL63 11 2536 121|Playoffs11 3 25 13 
 2014-2015 Syracuse CrunchAHL55 6 1420 114|Playoffs3 0 00
 2015-2016 Syracuse CrunchAHL67 1 1011 120|        
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL35 0 1111 35|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL35 4 913 105|Playoffs19 0 66 43 
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay LightningNHL48 3 811 38|        
 2018-2019 Anaheim DucksNHL20 0 11 39|        
  San Diego GullsAHL20 4 37 68|Playoffs6 0 22
 2019-2020 San Antonio RampageAHL37 1 78 72|        

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