Jake Dotchin

by olafson1393 on June 14, 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

 

 

Observations:

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.

 

Footage:

Jake Dotchin fight

 

 

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