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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Thread 2012-13
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10-08-2012, 08:08 PM
The Eternal Skeptic
Join Date: Feb 2006
Hockey's Future Fall Rankings started to come out today...
Trouba cracks the rankings at #49. I imagine only Scheifele will be in the top 40 (longshot that Postma would be there but I doubt it especially since Postma is ranked behind Trouba in Jets rankings).
49. Jacob Trouba, D, Winnipeg Jets
Height: 6-2, Weight: 187, Not ranked
A powerful, all-purpose defender, Jacob Trouba spent the 2011-12 season as the primary shutdown defenseman for the USNTDP and both the U20 and U18 teams at the international level. While he certainly proved to be capable of using his size, powerful skating, and hard-nosed style to be a dominant shutdown defenseman, that picture is only the surface of Trouba's potential. He also has a booming shot and the puck skills to both pass the puck on the breakout or skate it out of the zone himself. Trouba's decision-making is still considered somewhat raw, but his presence is always noticeable on the ice. His offensive upside has yet to really translate into points at any level yet, but the Jets hope they found a mobile, top-pairing defender capable of making an impact in all situations.
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