CHP NHL Draft College Prospect #1: Jacob Trouba
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Top 60 NHL Draft College Prospects
#1 Jacob Trouba
By the numbers:
Defense……6-2 194 pounds…committed to Michigan
Hometown: Rochester, MI Birthdate: 02/26/94
11-12 USNTDP U-18 60GM 10G 25A 35PTS 79PIM
10-11 USNTDP U-17/U-18 50GM 7G 18A 25PTS 53PTS
NHL Central Scouting final ranking #9 – North American skaters
All the superlatives are deserved regarding Trouba’s skills package. You name the skill – skating, physicality, defensive awareness and vision. Did I mention skating? His mobility alone would get him first round looks. When you add the whole package, it’s simply hard to see him lasting into the double digits in the first round. Could go as high as #5.
Reel Hockey Scouting: http://reelhockeyscouting.com/2011/12/08/jacob-trouba-8-usa-18-ushl/
Trouba cemented his position atop this list (and I suspect many others) with his play as the USA squad’s best, and YOUNGEST, blueliner at last winter World Junior Championships. It will not be long before he’s excelling in a pro setting somewhere.