Jake Dotchin

by olafson1393 on October 27, 2017


Jake Dotchin, D


Shoots: R

Height: 6-03

Weight: 210

Born: 1994-03-24

Hometown: Cambridge, ON, Canada

Drafted: 2012 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 161st overall




October 2017 - The Lightning have successfully found the path to keeping 2016 stand-out Dotchin in the lineup without blocking the development of offseason acquisition Mikhail Sergachev. By regularly carrying a seven defenceman lineup early in the season, the Lightning have had tremendous success, and Dotchin has refused to give way on his progress from last season. Dotchin has been successful in holding teammate Slater Koekkoek, and veteran Andrej Sustr at bay, while also virtually cementing his place in the lineup alongside Victor Hedman at even strength. Brayden Olafson

July 2017The Lightning inked Dochin for another two years on a one-way contract after a successful half-campaign alongside star defenseman Victor Hedman. Dochin was one of the fastest rising prospects in the Lightning system over the last calendar year, beating out several other competitive defensemen for a full-time roster gig with the big squad. After capturing attention at the NHL level, he returned to Syracuse for the Calder Cup playoffs where he played all but three games for which he was suspended. With the Lightning's acquisition of Dan Girardi, however, Dotchin could see his NHL security diminish come fall training camp. Since he is now waiver-eligible the Lightning will hope to see an impact from the sophomore, even in a different type of roll so that he can fit into the 2017-18 lineup. Brayden Olafson


June 2017 You would be hard-pressed to find another player in the Lightning system who has had as significant of a climb in the depth chart over the course of this season as Jake Dotchin. The gritty right-shot leapfrogged several other Lightning defense prospects, and did not disappoint when given an opportunity. Dotchin's ceiling remains lower than that of Slater Koekkoek, however, as his development seems to be outmatching the fellow Crunch blueliner, there is a good chance we will see more of Dotchin this coming season. The Lightning will, however, perform their due-diligence during the off-season and potentially find a more ripened top-4 defender to fill their gap.  Brayden Olafson


March 2017 – In 20 games with the Lightning, Dochin has earned a tremendous amount of trust from coach, John Cooper. Jake has been given the opportunity to pair up with Lightning star-defenseman, Victor Hedman. An early chemistry between the two has been beneficial to Dochin who hasn’t failed to carry his own weight at the worst of times. His recent play has almost certainly upgraded his fantasy value, especially in multi-category leagues. His immediate confidence has saved him from making typical rookie mistakes early on and making good on his opportunity in the NHL. Brayden Olafson


September 2016 Jake Dotchin is a physical defenseman that plays the body well, in transition and in his own zone. When it comes to playing the puck, passing or carrying it, Dotchin lacks the skills the average defenseman may have. Lacks vision and offensive awareness. Skating has improved significantly, but still behind. Fantasy value would be limited to the deepest of leagues with hits, blocks and penalty minute categories. Max Marko



Fantasy Outlook: C+

A coveted right-shot who is sliding seamlessly into the void defense slot in Tampa. His contract is an important factor in what landed him a spot with the big club but his performance may prove to keep him there.



Jake Dotchin fight



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