North American Skater
Jakub
Zboril
POSITION: D
SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
Weight: 184
Born: 02/21/1997
Mid Term Rank: 11
Nationality: Czech
Club: Saint John
League: QMJHL

• In 2014-15, Zboril compiled 33 points (13-20—33) in 44 games for the Sea Dogs to finish third in scoring among rookie defensemen in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He added three points (1-2—3) in five playoffs games.

• His 13 goals were the most by a rookie defenseman in one season in franchise history, shattering the previous mark of five set in 2005-06 by Sebastien Rioux.

• Zboril earned a spot on the QMJHL Rookie All-Star Team and was one of three finalists for the Michael Bossy Trophy as the League’s best professional prospect.

• A product of the HC Kometa Brno system in his native Czech Republic, Zboril collected 21 points (5-16—21) in 36 games for the club’s junior team in 2013-14 before being selected by the Sea Dogs with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

• Internationally, Zboril has twice represented the Czech Republic at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial, collecting six points (4-2—6) in five games for the silver medal-winning squad in 2015. He also won a silver medal at the 2014 Under-18 World Junior Championship and played alongside his brother, Adam, at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge.

• An offensive defenseman who models his game after former Red Wings blueliner Nicklas Lidstrom and lists P.K. Subban of the Canadiens as his favorite NHL player.

NEWS

PHYSICAL DEFENSEMAN ZBORIL ADAPTED WELL IN QMJHL (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL player:
P.K. Subban
Video game:
World of Warcraft
Movie:
Divergent
TV show:
Game of Thrones
Actor:
Dwayne Johnson
Musician:
Cher Lloyd
Website:
Instagram
Sport (other than hockey):
Football, basketball
Athlete (non-hockey):
LeBron James