Jonas Siegenthaler

by Pat Quinn on January 7, 2017

jonas Siegenthaler - www.tagesanzeiger.ch

 

Jonas Siegenthaler, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Born: 1997-05-06

Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland

Drafted: 2nd round 2015 by Washington, 57th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2017 - The Swiss opened the tournament versus the USA and ultimately lost 3-2 but gave the Americans much more than they expected. Siegenthaler was a big part of the team on the back end ultmately winding up as one of their top three players of the tournament, as voted by the coaching staff. In th game against the USA Siegenthaler had one powerplay assist as he contuinued to put up points, perhaps it was a mirage or perhaps it was a sign of things to come. A full season in the AHL will give us an idea of what Siegenthaler can do. Pat Quinn

 

January 2017 - Siegenthaler has been one of the top defenders for a strong Swiss squad in the tournament. Currently he has five points, one goal and four assists, in four games and was shut out for one of those games. He is on the teams top powerplay and even scored a goal on a one-timer, the shot was still not strong enough but showed a good location with traffic in front. The tournament is a small amount of game, equating to a small sample size, but if he can put up this type of offense it will help him make the NHL. In the end I still do not trust him to provide offense for his NHL team but instead will provide strong transition on defenseive play. Pat Quinn

 

December 2016 - Siegenthaler was loaned back to the ZSC Lions of the Swiss-A League for the 2016-2017 season instead of playing in the AHL. Currently he has two points in 16 games which is in line with his usual low point per game average. There was talk that if he played in the AHL this year that perhaps he could grow his offensive game, but realy it does not look like much is there. Siegenthaler will likely still become an NHL defenseman, as he has the skating and passing to play, but his shot and offensive instincts are not developing well. He is on the path to be a better real life defneseman over a fantasy relevant defenseman. Pat Quinn 

 

January 2016 - Siegenthaler was the steady presence for the Swiss at the World Juniors for their defense core but only put up one assist. In fact he has not scored a goal in the NLA for 73 total games, his entire career. The Capitals did not draft him for his offense and so far niether should any fantasy owner. Pat Quinn

 

Nov 2015 – Siegenthaler is currently playing in Switzerland’s top tier league, National League A (NLA), for the ZSC Lions. He has only two assists in 13 games but he was not drafted for his offense by the Capitals. He is a steady force in their top four defensemen group, routinely making the smart pass and defending well, it will take time to see if he can produce an offensive upside so his is a wait and see young player. Pat Quinn

 

June 2015 - Caps take stay-at-homer Siegenthaler at 57.

 

June 2015 - At 18 years young, Jonas Siegenthaler, already packs an NHL size frame at 6’3” and 220lbs. He really is a man playing amongst boys when playing in tournaments around his age range showing a solid plus-9 rating this past WJHC despite being on a team that finished 2-3-1. What you will notice with this prospect is his offensive game is virtually nonexistent so for him to make an impact at the next level it will be because of his shutdown ability. Therefore for those looking for fantasy prospects you should stop reading and look elsewhere. That being said for a player of his size, Siegenthaler is a great skater, defender and doesn’t make many mistakes which is what most GM’s will admire about this Swiss defender. He’s a projected to go as high as the second round in the upcoming NHL entry draft. Travis Watson

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

 

Siegenthaler is a defense-first defender but he does have experience in offensive situations after being thrusted into those roles internationally. He’s got a little bit of value offensively but his peripheral categories will be the go-to contributions.

 

 

Footage:

 

Coming soon…

 

 

Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.

 

 

 

[shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="19111764"] [shareaholic app="recommendations" id="19111772"]