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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Jake Bean

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators


  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: June 9, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 173 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Calgary, WHL

Scouting Report

"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

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