Jason Dickinson

by mjk121882 on December 8, 2017

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Jason Dickinson, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 201

Born: 1995-07-04

Hometown: Halton, ON

Drafted: 2013 by Dallas Stars, 29th Overall

 

Observations:

December 2017 - Dickinson is having a great year in the AHL, proving to be one of the best players for the Texas Stars. Nine goals in 17 games shows his ability to score. Dickinson earned a call-up in early December but was sent back to AHL soon after. He’s ready for the NHL, it is just a matter of getting consistent playing time. Matt Kowalski

 

September 2017 – Entering camp, Dickinson has an outside chance of making the team. It will entirely depend on the injury situation that the Stars face heading into October. Center is one of the deepest positions for the Stars, which makes it more difficult for guys like Jason Dickinson to get a look in the NHL. He’s now 22 years-old, and he’s ready to make the NHL jump coming off two successful seasons in the AHL. The top three lines are likely already set, so the only realistic spot would be on the fourth line. Devin Shore likely has the inside track at fourth line center, but if anything should happen expect Dickinson to get a shot. Matt Kowalski

 

December 2016 – Dickinson has rebounded from off-season surgery nicely to begin the season. He saw an abbreviated call-up to Dallas earlier this year with the injury to Patrick Sharp, but is now back in the AHL. Dickinson has become a solid two-way forward at the AHL level, while showing his play-making ability with twelve points in 15 games. It would be fair to say that he has been one of the best forward for the Texas Stars this year. Matt Kowalski

 

September 2016 – Dickinson had surgery on his hip during the summer, and it looks like he will be out for a few months to begin the season. A very promising prospect for the Stars and will be one of the first call-ups at forward for the Stars. Matt Kowalski

 

April 2016 – With the injury bug rearing it's ugly head at the worst possible time for Dallas, Dickinson has received his first call to the show after stringing together a very strong first 69 pro games in which he's put up 50 points. At the moment it looks like he will be given a prime opportunity to succeed by slotting in on the second line for the ailing Jason Spezza. Brad Phillips

 

January 2016 – Dickinson has adapted pretty well to the professional game and has been one of the best rookies in the AHL this season. He's been a Swiss army knife for coach Derek Laxdal, playing on both the wing and up the middle. He has 10 goals and 18 assists in 44 games, placing him seventh among first-year players. He's gone through a couple of rough patch in terms of productions, most recently two points in seven games. But that kind of slowdowns are not unexpected for a rookie. Overall it's been an excellent season for the 2013 first rounder, and points to a bright future. Brad Phillips

 

November 2015 – After getting off to a slow start, Dickinson has been on a roll the past couple of week. He's the owner of a five game point streak notching seven points, including four goals in his last three games. Overall Dickinson has nine points in 12 games, 0(!) penalty minutes and a plus-10, the second highest on the team. If he can keep up his recent level of play, a call up to Dallas could be in the near future. Brad Phillips

 

July 2015 – Dickinson was one of the top players at the Dallas Stars development camp earlier this month. He had another strong OHL season by racking up 27 goals and 44 assists in 56 regular season games and added four goals and four assists in nine playoff games to tie for the team scoring lead. When Guelph's season came to an end at the hands of Sault Ste. Marie, Dickinson was assigned to Texas to in time to play the final two games of the regular season, notching three assists. He also saw action in three playoff games but was held pointless. A year in the AHL playing top six minutes would be the best thing for Dickinson’s development at this stage. With some strong play he could parlay that into spot duty on the third or fourth line with the big club.  Brad Phillips

 

December 2014 – Jason Dickinson was invited to Canada's 2014 World Juniors Selection Camp. Thus far in the 2014-15 the Storm Captain has 19 points in 20 games, good for fifth on the team in scoring. Rex Doty

 

October 2014 – Guelph forward Jason Dickinson has been named to the OHL’s roster for the upcoming Subway® Super Series and will compete in the November 13th game in Peterborough. Brendan Ross

 

October 2014 – Fresh off his time in camp with the Stars, Dickinson has hit the ground running with Guelph. In the two games since being sent down he has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) and has been named the Storm's captain. Rex Doty

 

September 2014 – Jason Dickinson has been assigned to the OHL's Guelph Storm for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Dickinson had a good camp and survived until the second round of cuts. The move will be a good one for him as he will get big minutes at the junior level to keep building his game. Rex Doty

 

January 2014 – Dickinson recorded points in six of his last seven games to end the month of December with Guelph. He continued his success into the New Year by tallying two points (one goal, one assist) in the Storm's 5-3 victory over the Greyhounds. The 18-year old ranks second on the team in plus/minus rating (+19), tallying 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) through 40 games this season. Clayton Bailey

 

December 2013 – Dickinson recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in his last four games for Guelph (OHL) to begin the month of December. The 29th overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ranks fifth on the Storm with 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 33 games. Clayton Bailey

 

November 2013 – Dickinson lead Guelph Storm (OHL) to a 3-0 start by tallying three straight multiple point games to begin the 2013-2014 season. He's recorded 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) through 22 games played, including four total points (two goals, two assists) in the last four contests. Clayton Bailey

 

February 2013 – Dickinson could be that one player that the hockey world looks back on with a “why wasn’t he drafted higher?” attitude if he realizes his vast potential. Good size and great offensive instincts are Dickinson’s greatest attributes and he is only beginning to tap his skillset. Offensively, Dickinson has a good arsenal to beat the opposition with slick puck handling skills, quick feet and an eye for offensive opportunities. Dickinson continues to battle consistency issues as he occasionally takes shifts off but there is little question that he is a player with first round size and skills. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Dickinson is a skilled player with a good hockey mind and his fantasy value depends largely on how much he of his potential he can achieve. In the best-case scenario, Dickinson plays as a first-line forward. If not, he will become serviceable on the second or third line.

 

 

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