Jake Dotchin

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
212
Born: 
03/24/1994
Age: 
20
Hometown: 
Cambridge, ONT
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay in Round 6 (#161) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Barrie (OHL)
Projects As: 
Physical depth defenseman
Prospect Ranking: 
19
Depth Chart Weight: 
18

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2012
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
6
Pick No.: 
161
Draft Team: 
Owen Sound (OHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
04/19/2014
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Contract Start Year: 
2014
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
RFA

Bio

History: 

2009-2010:
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.

2010-2011:
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.

2011-2012:
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)

Strengths: 

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.

Weaknesses: 

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

Projection: 

Depth physical defenseman

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Cambridge Hawks Minor Midget AAAAHMMPL30 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 

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