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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Jacob Moverare

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: August 31, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 198 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: HV Jr., SWEDEN-JR.

Scouting Report

"Swedish defender with good size, footwork, and stick. He doesn’t wow you with high offensive attack skills, but nonetheless is a very smart and responsible defenseman. He is an excellent backward skater with good physical package. A rangy defender who maintains his gaps and seems to make good decisions on when to attack the puck carrier and when to back off. His big stick gets in the passing lane and displays smart body placement in his end. He can take or receive a puck and quick change direction and transition the puck up-ice. His skating motions a bit stiff laterally, but there’s no denying he can quickly get where he wants. He walks the blue line on the PP attack. Has a strong point shot but it’s accuracy and placement are areas for improvement." - Bill Placzek, draftsite.com

Profile

  • Winner of the TV-Pucken Best Defenseman (Lill-Strimmas Stipendium) in 2013-14. Other recent winners include Adam Larsson and Oliver Ekman Larsson.
  • Won Silver at the Hlinka Memorial and U-18 WJC with Team Sweden in 2015-16.
  • Made his SHL debut with HV71 in 2015-16.
  • One of the youngest prospects available in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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