D Jake Dotchin, 6'2" 207 lbs, Owen Sound (OHL), Shoots: Right
CSS #139 North American Skater, RLR #109 Overall
2011-2012 Statistics: 64 GP, 3-16-19, -2, 77 PIM
The Lightning opt for another late bloomer in big Owen Sound defenseman Jake Dotchin.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Skating has improved, but he's still on the slow side with poor footwork. Outlet passing needs work, as well.
Red Line report projected Dotchin as a depth defenseman in the stay-at-home mold and compared him to Mark Fraser.