2017 NHL Entry Draft

Jake Leschyshyn

JAKE LESCHYSHYNCanada

VEGAS • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 62

 

Previous Team: Regina Pats (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 55

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10¾ • Weight: 184 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 10, 1999 • Hometown: Grasswood, Sask.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Saskatoon Stallions (Ban. AAA); Sask. Blazers (Mid. AAA)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Red Deer (Round 1, No. 6 Overall)
Agent: Jason Davidson (Thunder Creek Professional Management)
WHL Debut: Jan. 9, 2015 (Regina vs. Edmonton)
First WHL Goal: Feb. 6, 2015 (Regina vs. Saskatoon)

IN THE NEWS:
Season Ended by a February Knee Injury
Following in Footsteps of a Famous Dad

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's one of the hardest working players in the draft. He's not the most gifted, but through his effort, he makes plays. I can certainly see him on an NHL team's penalty-kill unit." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Well-rounded player with a good hockey IQ, but doesn't really have any big weapons. Good puck pursuit ... His speed/attack angles limit the opponent's time/space with puck, creating turnovers. Needs to be a little more selfish and shoot the puck more from prime scoring areas." (Ted Barrie, ISS Scout)

• "Was getting some buzz as a possible first-round pick despite being under 5-foot-11. After collecting 16 points in his next 30 games, and a subpar Top Prospects Game, his draft stock sharply dropped." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He had to adapt his game playing behind Brooks and Steel. With more opportunity, I believe his offensive game can catch up to his terrific skills as a defensive center." (Cass Bruni, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Loves to skate with the puck, and his passes on the move always find the target. Majority of his chances come around the crease, crashing the net to create traffic for screens. Has shown impressive hand-eye coordination on deflections out of midair." (Red Line Report)