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Jacob
Dion

Dion is a great offensive defenseman who loves to support the attack and jump into plays to surprise and overwhelm the opposition. He possesses good agility to dodge forecheckers, but he lacks the acceleration and top speed to be a threat as a puck-rushing defenseman and will need to work on his overall skating. He…

Date of Birth
November 1, 2001
Position
Defense
Height
5'8.75
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Stoke, QC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
179 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Dion Jacob D3244 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jun 23/20 Dion Jacob 20397 – Drummondville vs. Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jun 23/20 Dion Jacob 20396 – Drummondville vs. Rimouski QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jun 23/20 Dion Jacob 20395 – Drummondville vs. Gatineau QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2019-20 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 63 17 34 51 0.81 6 43
October 8, 2020
20 Takeaways from Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft
April 10, 2020
Hlavaj, Dion named Raymond-Lagacé nominees
March 22, 2020
FC’s Draft Eligible Plays of the Year
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
January 11, 2020
FC releases Winter ranking for 2020 Draft
October 4, 2019
September Notebook – Tessler

Dion is a great offensive defenseman who loves to support the attack and jump into plays to surprise and overwhelm the opposition. He possesses good agility to dodge forecheckers, but he lacks the acceleration and top speed to be a threat as a puck-rushing defenseman and will need to work on his overall skating. He exerts effort in the defensive end, but he still has a bit of difficulties. Against rushes, he showcases good stick work to disrupt opponents, but his lack of quickness and speed allows quick attackers to blow past him on the outside, frequently forcing him to take penalties as he works from behind. He is not scared to get physical and he can win some of his battles, but he often gets overwhelmed by tougher rivals. He is a great offensive-oriented defenseman with a very interesting upside, but he will need to improve his defensive game to step up to the next level. His best asset is his incredible offensive instincts, which he displays on almost every rush and offensive possession. He acts like a fourth forward on the offense, pushing plays and getting very deep on the attack. What distinguishes him from other offensive-oriented rearguards though, is that his risk-taking is often calculated when he jumps into the action is exceptional. His shot is not the most dangerous, but thanks to his great instincts and positioning, he gets to dangerous areas and makes himself a goalscoring threat on practically every play.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide