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02-05-2015, 01:07 AM
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LW Jimmy Vesey - Harvard University, NCAA (2012, 66th overall, Nashville)

This guy is lighting it up and you don't hear much about him. I haven't seen a thread about him. Ranks 1st in PPG for all NCAA players as a Junior.

Just how good is he?

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Harvard's Jimmy Vesey has yet to be held pointless this season. 20 for 20. 11 more to match Gaudreau's 31 last year.

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Played C on a line with Johnny Gaudreau at WJC. Really good hockey player. Nothing flashy. But no weaknesses really.
I came away impressed.

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Played C on a line with Johnny Gaudreau at WJC. Really good hockey player. Nothing flashy. But no weaknesses really.
I came away impressed.
He played RW, JT Miller played center on that line.

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This guy is lighting it up and you don't hear much about him. I haven't seen a thread about him. Ranks 1st in PPG for all NCAA players as a Junior.

Just how good is he?
Even Predators fans don't know who he is

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I've personally attended ~5 games Vesey has played in over the last year or two. I'm no scout, but Vesey was clearly the best player on the ice in the Harvard-Cornell game several weeks ago. Among other things, he just seems to be both mentally and physically quicker than his ECAC opponents or his teammates.

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Another stud for the Preds ?

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I've personally attended ~5 games Vesey has played in over the last year or two. I'm no scout, but Vesey was clearly the best player on the ice in the Harvard-Cornell game several weeks ago. Among other things, he just seems to be both mentally and physically quicker than his ECAC opponents or his teammates.
When he was drafted, there were some lofty comparisons to Jamie Benn.

Does he play a similar game to Benn and what are his strengths and weaknesses? Is he a good two-way player?

What are the chances he leaves Harvard early?

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Most underrated prospect not in the NHL. I said this a year ago here and I will say it again.

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When he was drafted, there were some lofty comparisons to Jamie Benn.

Does he play a similar game to Benn and what are his strengths and weaknesses? Is he a good two-way player?

What are the chances he leaves Harvard early?
I think his game is unlike Benns. He's got more playmaking skill and better vision, while Benn has a better shot and is more physical. Vesey is a better natural skater. He's a decent two way player but I think he's not at the NHL level yet but probably needs to leave the NCAA's to work on that (which is typical of most players leaving juniors or NCAA's. )

However I don't see him leaving early. He can stay another year and take a real shot at the Hobey Baker and it won't hurt his professional opportunities at all. He may even be ready at that point for a jump straight to the NHL.

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I think his game is unlike Benns. He's got more playmaking skill and better vision, while Benn has a better shot and is more physical. Vesey is a better natural skater. He's a decent two way player but I think he's not at the NHL level yet but probably needs to leave the NCAA's to work on that (which is typical of most players leaving juniors or NCAA's. )

However I don't see him leaving early. He can stay another year and take a real shot at the Hobey Baker and it won't hurt his professional opportunities at all. He may even be ready at that point for a jump straight to the NHL.
You don't go to Harvard if you plan to leave early, I agree!

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Fun time to be a Nashville fan.

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what is special about Vesey is that he does this without much talent around him. Same as Eichel, Vesey is pretty much a one man show on this team outside of McNally as Brian Hart I thought would be doing a lot more but hasn't..Malone is solid as well but has been hurt.

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I've been saying Vesey is one of our top prospects, but no one knows about him. Always shows up at the prospect camp and I loved watching him play in the WJC.

Hopefully he can break out and be that perfect fit in our future top 6 to match Forsbergs skill and Fiala's flash. Exciting time to be a Predators fan.

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Im shocked there is no talk of this kid on here. An UNREAL prospect. IMO he will win Hobey Baker this year(yes I believe he will win it instead of Eichel!!). It's extremely impressive what he is doing on a team with nobody else significant at all. Single handily bringing his team close to a NCAA title. The Preds have a complete stud here

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Im shocked there is no talk of this kid on here. An UNREAL prospect. IMO he will win Hobey Baker this year(yes I believe he will win it instead of Eichel!!). It's extremely impressive what he is doing on a team with nobody else significant at all. Single handily bringing his team close to a NCAA title. The Preds have a complete stud here
Almost any other year he would, has to go to Eichel this year though.

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It's extremely impressive what he is doing on a team with nobody else significant at all. Single handily bringing his team close to a NCAA title.
Kerfoot and Criscuolo aren't exactly chopped liver but yeah Vesey's one helluva prospect.

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Bob McKenzie posted an article this morning that basically suggests that the Predators would consider putting him in the lineup THIS season if he were willing to potentially forego his senior year. Some other interesting blurbs about his stature among other GMs as a "top prospect."

The only historical precedent I can really think of is Craig Smith. He finished his sophomore year at Wisconsin and it was pretty clear that he had nothing more to do there..but for educational purposes, he wanted to stay for at least one more year..the Predators essentially promised him that he would skip the AHL and go right into the lineup, which is how it unfolded.

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Not too many people in the world can say they have a Degree from Harvard... unfortunately I'd imagine he will stay next season and finish off his degree and then sign a contract the second after he's done school

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Bob McKenzie posted an article this morning that basically suggests that the Predators would consider putting him in the lineup THIS season if he were willing to potentially forego his senior year. Some other interesting blurbs about his stature among other GMs as a "top prospect."

The only historical precedent I can really think of is Craig Smith. He finished his sophomore year at Wisconsin and it was pretty clear that he had nothing more to do there..but for educational purposes, he wanted to stay for at least one more year..the Predators essentially promised him that he would skip the AHL and go right into the lineup, which is how it unfolded.
I like the whole PR aspect of that article haha. Basically a way for Nashville to let Vesey know what's what without breaking any of the NCAA rules haha.

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Not too many people in the world can say they have a Degree from Harvard... unfortunately I'd imagine he will stay next season and finish off his degree and then sign a contract the second after he's done school
So people always bring up the "finish school" thing when talking about some prospects. It's not like they can't finish at a later date, as in the summer, or through distance education (doesn't make the degree any less of a degree) or even later in life.

Now I get wanted to just finish the degree, and not having to worry about it later. But he can finish it in other ways if he really wants to join the Preds.

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great read on Jimmy.

as a Hawks fan I don't want to see Jimmy come in and help the Preds but as a hockey fan heck yeah I do...

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Could that make him eligible for the loop-hole ?

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Could that make him eligible for the loop-hole ?
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