Jake Virtanen Draft Report | The Scouting Report

RW Jake Virtanen | Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 1996-08-17
Height: 6.01
Weight: 192 lbs.
NHL Draft Eligible: 2014
TSR NHL Draft Rank: 14

Scouting report

After being selected with the number one pick in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, it took Virtanen some time to get his feet under him at the Major Junior level last season; but when he did, you could see the upside. Virtanen is a power forward who plays his off wing and while the offensive numbers won't blow you away right now (seven points through nine games), his big shot and ability to overpower defenders translates well to the next level. In order to be effective, Virtanen needs to play a power game and really impose his impact on the game; which is something he started to show at the start of the pre-season. Virtanen will be watched closely this season but looks to be a solid pick in the teens.

Player Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Abbotsford Hawks Bantam A1PCBHL59 68 49117 -|        
  Yale Secondary Lions Blue BCHSHL1 1 12 0|        
 2011-2012 Fraser Valley BruinsBCMML39 17 2239 120|        
  Team British Columbia WCCC-164 5 05 -|        
  Calgary HitmenWHL9 3 14 4|Playoffs5 0 00
  BCMML Sabres 1U17 Cup- - -- -|        
 2012-2013 Calgary HitmenWHL62 16 1834 67|Playoffs15 2 46 27 
  Canada Pacific U17WHC-175 5 27 8|        
 2013-2014 Calgary HitmenWHL17 8 513 16|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Memorial5 0 11 4|        

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2014 NHL Draft Rankings

1. C Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2. D Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
3. C Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals
4. C Leon Draisaitl Prince Albert Raiders
5. C William Nylander Rogle
6. LW Nick Ritchie Peterborough Petes
7. D Haydn Fleury Red Deer Rebels
8. D Roland McKeown Kingston Frontenacs
9. LW Sam Bennett Kingston Frontenacs
10. C Jared McCann Soo Greyhounds

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