Blake is a highly skilled and crafty playmaking winger who made a name for himself as a rookie in the USHL. Son of former NHLer Jason Blake, he’s not a big player, much like his father, but combines elite puck skills and a quick mind that processes the play well. His head is usually up…
|Jan 9/21||Blake Jackson||21551 – Chicago vs. USA U17||USHL||by FCHockey Staff||View Report|
|Dec 16/20||Blake Jackson||21451 – Youngstown vs. Chicago||USHL||by Ray Napientek||View Report|
|2022-2023||Univ. of North Dakota||ncaa||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Blake is a highly skilled and crafty playmaking winger who made a name for himself as a rookie in the USHL. Son of former NHLer Jason Blake, he’s not a big player, much like his father, but combines elite puck skills and a quick mind that processes the play well. His head is usually up and looking to make plays when the puck is on his stick. His skating is just average for now, but he does a nice job on his edges and shows good speed through his crossovers. Can turn and transition quickly without losing speed. He’s very good at utilizing time and space to give himself an extra half second to make a play. Finds lanes to give his teammates an option on rushes. His vision and playmaking abilities make him a constant threat in the offensive zone, always looking to funnel the puck into the middle of the ice. Keeps his feet moving and looks to find holes in defensive coverage. He’s not shy of putting himself in high-danger areas to create offence, going to the front of the net and finishing well in tight with tips and rebounds. Is dangerous off the rush. Likes to take the puck east-west a lot when attacking the offensive zone. Quick release, but added strength will help add power to his shot. Active with his stick in the defensive zone. His speed and instincts take time and space away from his opponent as he drives to his responsibility in his own zone. Has a knack for taking pucks away. Not very strong or heavy on the puck and can get pushed to the outside at times, so he will need to continue working on his foot speed and lower-body strength moving forward. Can sometimes force passes that aren’t there. Blake is the type of player who looks like he’s thinking a play ahead, and one who wants to do the little things that separate good players from great players.