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Jacob Scott

 

   Look for defenseman Jacob Scott to be diving into the action of the Victory Hockey League in upcoming seasons. Don’t underestimate the young eighteen-year-old out of Connecticut simply because of his size. Standing at a measly 5’11” and just over 200 pounds, Scott should not be counted out.

 

   Born in New England, Jacob Scott started playing hockey at the age of eleven. For three years he played in a travel team at his local hockey rink. Beginning in high school, Scott joined a combined school team playing games around the state. It was at this time he began to play a defensive position, after exclusively playing as a winger when he was younger.

 

   After graduating from high school, Scott began looking exclusively for a future in hockey. He was soon signed to the Las Vegas Aces of the VHLM. After playing about a dozen games with them, he will be available in the S67 VHLM draft.

 

 

Strengths:

 

Speed: Jacob Scott prides himself on being a fast player despite his small frame. His speed allows him to race back on a backcheck if he is ever caught up in the offensive zone, and it also gives him the option to join the rush up ice to create scoring opportunities. He is very versatile on the ice because of his quik movement.

 

Reliability: Scott is able to take chances and know that they have a good probability of working out. He can, reliably, make a simple defensive zone break out without creating turnovers that turn into scoring opportunities for the opponent. He consistently has a good balance between safe plays and risky decisions to move the puck.

 

Defensive Awareness: Despite leaning more towards the offensive side of his position, Scott will always ensure that he is not leaving his partner out to dry in an odd man rush. He knows where the puck is going and what to do in that situation to regain possession. His quik-thinking in the defensive zone will help prevent goals against.

 

 

Weaknesses:

 

Discipline: Scott has the tendency to play the puck carrier below the goal line, which can lead to an errant stick and a minor penalty. This lapse in judgement can be costly to the team since he can rack up these penalty minutes. Scott will need to stop getting stick infractions if he wants to be on the ice more to help his team.

 

Scoring: Since he is a defenseman, Scott is not supposed to score for the team, but usually a defenseman will have an odd goal here or there. However, since taking up the position, Scott has never focused on scoring, thus leading to missed opportunities in a game. He is a pass-first type of player and will always be focused on assisting on goals rather than actually scoring them.

 

Size: Although it is not something that he can change, Scott manages to use his body as much as possible. In the defensive zone, he will try to block shots despite the risk of injuries. However, he can easily be knocked down by a taller and bigger player if he is carrying the puck. Scott needs to have open ice to safely make any plays for his team.

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Review: Could use perhaps a separate little section to list his main personal info like hometown, position height etc but I don't hate having it done as sentence instead. Good formatting on the main text though putting the sub-headings for skills on a different line to the main text could make it look a bit better. The graphic is a really nice touch as well and add some character to the report.

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