"He's got great hands and great vision and has a really good shot. He's one of the elite thinkers in the draft this year. He can make plays on the power play. I think over time, with more size and strength, he'll develop into a great player at the next level." - John Williams, NHL Central Scouting
Went undrafted in the WHL Bantam draft and signed with his hometown Calgary Hitmen.
Played in the 2015-16 CHL Top Prospects Game.
Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015-16 Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Led all WHL defensemen in goals last season with 24.
Bean has grown into top prospect
"I guess I'm a little bit of a late bloomer. I might have rose up the ladder a little quicker than others the past few years, but maybe that's from a little lack of exposure earlier in my career. For me, the improvement hasn't been as major as maybe some others look at it." - Jake Bean