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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oilers 2012 NHL Draft Watch "Jacob Trouba"

REVS 2012 Prospects List (Oct 3rd/11)
1.Nail Yakupov
2.Mikhail Grigorenko
3.Ryan Murray
4.Alex Galchenyuk
5.Morgan Rielly
6.Mathew Dumba
7.Nick Ebert
8.Filip Forsberg
9.Griffin Reinhart
10.Martin Frk
11.Derrick Pouliot
12.Cody Ceci
13.Olli Maatta
14.Zemgus Girgensons
15.Jacob Trouba

Today we examine the final #15ranked player from REVS 2012 Prospects List . Each player is unique in their own right and full of talent. The ranking does not reflect a mock draft of who a team may actually pick but rather who I would place as the best player available in that spot.
Jacob Trouba

Pos: F
HT:6'1 ft
Born: Rochester, MN

2010/11 USHL Games 31 G 3 A 4 PTS 7 Plus/Minus -2
2011/12 USHL Games 8   G 0 A 3 PTS 3 Plus/Minus 3

Trouba has had a few scouts agree on a Cam Fowler type player with more of an edge. While I agree his style of play is similar, in no way has he produced like Cam has or likely will. I think it's mostly his laterally skating and break out passing that brings that comparison.

Jacob is considered very coachable and is always growing and learning as he grows into a high end defencemen. Trouba says “I gotta get better in all areas,But in the defensive zone I need to focus on my guy more.”
Jacob has been rated at a higher ranking by many rankings but being he is more defensive of a player the offensive it may hurt his ranking in the top 15.

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