2017 NHL Entry Draft

Brendan De Jong




Previous Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 148

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-5 • Weight: 192 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 23, 1998 • Hometown: Victoria, B.C.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Victoria Juan de Fuca Grizzlies (Ban.); Saanich (VIJHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Portland (Round 7, No. 152 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 19, 2014 (Portland vs. Seattle)
First WHL Goal: Jan. 17, 2015 (Portland at Prince George)

Developed the Skills to Match His Great Size
Made Major Strides After Not Being Drafted
Showed Steady Growth in 2015-16 Season

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Has shown some offensive upside, given his above average on-ice vision and ability to make tough passes. He will need to gain consistency in making these plays to take the next step as both a puck-mover and offensive threat. A concern in De Jong’s game is that he is prone to turnovers in his own end. He has his head up, scanning the ice, but often times he sees through forecheckers, resulting in a turnover and a quality chance. If he can limit these turnovers, De Jong has some potential to be a reliable puck-moving defenseman." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)