Jack Dougherty

by niko on June 18, 2017

Jack Dougherty - Photo Courtesy of usantdp.com

Jack Dougherty, RD

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 185

Born: 1996-05-25

Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN, USA

Drafted: 2014 by Nashville Predators, 51st overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2017 — 21-year old Dougherty played his first full season with the Milwaukee Admirals. He scored three goals and 32 points. That is a significant drop from his last year’s total of eleven goals and 52 points, when he was playing with the Portland Winterhawks, in the WHL. It is usually expected that some regression happens when you make the jump to pro hockey.

Dougherty is trending in the right direction. The right-shooting defenceman has improved on his offensive game without compromising defense. He is a confident and reliable puck moving defenseman that plays hard, but doesn’t hit as often as you would expect from a player of his size. He relies more on his positioning and active stick on defense.  Niko Salminen

 

April 2016 - After a difficult freshman season with Wisconsin, Dougherty took his talents to Portland to join the Winterhawks in the WHL. Despite the disappointment of being cut from the American World Junior team, Dougherty rebounded with a stellar offensive season by putting up 52 points in 68 games. After being eliminated from the WHL playoffs Dougherty joined the Admirals for the stretch run and recorded his first professional point. Donesh Mazloum

June 2014 - The Nashville Predators selected defenseman Jack Dougherty 51st overall at the 2014 NHL Draft. Brendan Ross

 

May 2014 – Scouts are enamoured with Jack Dougherty’s all-around skill set as this young blueliner has few weaknesses in his game. Blessed with an great hockey processor, Dougherty shows intelligence and conviction in his abilities, which include a great outlet pass, good positioning and astute awareness on both sides of the puck. Committed to the University of Wisconsin, Dougherty will be mentored in a program that has produced some great defensemen (Gary Suter, Brian Rafalski, Chris Chelious, Ryan Suter and Jake Gardiner). His skating needs some polishing and quickness could be added but it appears Dougherty is among the top defenders in the 2014 NHL Draft class. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

All around defenseman with good puck rushing and distributing skills, but several years away

 

Footage:

 

Jack Dougherty’s point shot deflected in for a USA goal :

 

 

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