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06-30-2013, 08:04 PM
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2013 Draft: 5th Pick - Jackson Houck (F)

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I love you MacT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a FANTASTIC pick

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I remember hearing some info on him. He's a pest I believe.

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My favorite pick, value wise so far, hard worker with loads of untapped offence

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Awesome draft so far! Houck led Vancouver in scoring and is a solid grinder too. I like every pick so far.

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Houck isn't a pest. Think Curtis Lazar without the deadly shot. He's a good skater, good leader, and loves to throw his weight around

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Houck is an energy forward for the Giants. He's quick, plays aggressively all over the ice and has a good shot. His best asset is that he never takes a shift off, knows his role and fills it to a tee. Put up a good year offensively, but he will need to continue to work hard on that part of his game if he wants to carve out a top 6 pro career. Has some value towards the back half of the middle of the 2013 draft.

NHL Style Comparable: Jannick Hansen
Top End Potential: Bottom 6 Forward
Pick Prediction: 5th Round
http://whl-from-above.blogspot.ca/20...-2013-nhl.html

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The Hockey News ranked him #79 and said the following:

"Strong on the wall, uses vision and hands to produce"

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Houck isn't a pest. Think Curtis Lazar without the deadly shot. He's a good skater, good leader, and loves to throw his weight around
I was disappointed when the Canucks didn't draft him with the 85th pick.

Great pick here as he will play in the NHL and be at least a decent player, in real terms, but not a fantasy impact guy even with growth.

It's possible that he could fill a hitting checking energy role as a fill in 0n the 2nd line but his future lies as an above average 3rd liner IMO.

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I was disappointed when the Canucks didn't draft him with the 85th pick.

Great pick here as he will play in the NHL and be at least a decent player, in real terms, but not a fantasy impact guy even with growth.

It's possible that he could fill a hitting checking energy role as a fill in 0n the 2nd line but his future lies as an above average 3rd liner IMO.
Agreed. He doesn't have the top end potential, but guys like Houck are the ones you need to have to fill out your bottom 6. He'll be a great role player

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Well weird that he fell so far. He isn't a midget. I like that he's known as a hard worker and is good on the boards.

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not a bad pick here, not big but works hard and has decent stats.

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not a bad pick here, not big but works hard and has decent stats.
6'0, 190 lbs is pretty decent for an 18 year old. He'll play at 200+

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could have been just a weeee bit bigger...

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Looking forward to seeing how he progresses.

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Congrats The Nuge.

I know you were hoping for him.

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Don't know if it's already been brought up, but I guess his dad was also drafted by the Oilers (Paul Houck, 71st overall, 1981).

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Well weird that he fell so far. He isn't a midget. I like that he's known as a hard worker and is good on the boards.
He has questionable upside. He likely tops out at a 3rd liner who hits everything in sight and plays a key role on the PK. I don't see him becoming more than a 15-20-35 guy in the NHL though

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Redline had Houck ranked at #40. Here's what they had to say about him:

"Highly underrated! Showed leadership carrying his young team on both offence and defense following a major roster overhaul. Blossoming power winger uses size to establish and hold position around crease. Already tough to move off the puck and has a frame that could still add 20 pounds. Has a great understanding of how to lean on defenders and use his frame to separate them from the puck. Fearless and loves to initiate contact. Goes into traffic with speed and can clear out contested areas. Aggressive style draws defenders to him and opens up ice for 'mates. Accurate, heads-up passer distributes well in role of set-up man. He's a 200-foot player who puts in the same tireless effort at both ends. Also a willing combatant who will take on anybody. Can change the momentum of a game with a big rush, big hit, or a big goal. Skating is the one knock - lacks initial explosion and top end gear."

They project him asa tough, gritty 2nd liner who produces points and compare him to Ryan Clowe in style.


I like Redline, but they can go a little overboard on players they like/don't like. Still liking the pick, but I think the 2nd line might be a little high in terms of what his actual upside is.

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I've watched Houck live about 10 times. Really consistent effort and plays hard, good pick.

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Good pick! I heard he's gritty, that's what we need.

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