FC Rank 233
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Jacob
Melanson

A heavy hitting right winger with a sturdy frame that allows him to physically punish his opponents. He brings a mean streak to the game, finishing checks every chance he can get and loves getting into situations that allow him to overpower opposing players. Melanson is an average skater, he has choppy strides but doesn’t…

Date of Birth
April 22, 2003
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Amherst, NS  
Shoots
Right
Weight
183 lbs
Draft Result
5/131 (SEA)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 19/21 Melanson Jacob 22305 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Moncton QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
May 14/21 Melanson Jacob 22097 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Saint John QMJHL by Shaun Richardson View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Acadie-Bathurst Titan qmjhl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Québec Remparts qmjhl 39 3 7 10 0.26 3 19
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

A heavy hitting right winger with a sturdy frame that allows him to physically punish his opponents. He brings a mean streak to the game, finishing checks every chance he can get and loves getting into situations that allow him to overpower opposing players. Melanson is an average skater, he has choppy strides but doesn’t struggle to keep up with the pace of play in the QMJHL but might struggle to keep up at higher levels. He occasionally carries the puck through the neutral zone but prefers to play a dump and chase style of play so he can close in on opponents below their goal and bring his physical style of play on the forecheck. At times he can disappear, he goes long stretches of the game without getting the puck on his stick making it difficult to contribute on a regular basis. His high-energy level and mean streak will translate would translate well to the NHL level, he has the skillset to play the role of a bottom-6 grinder. He can flash offensive skill once in a while, but his best path to the NHL will be because of his physicality and ability to win loose pucks for his team. There’s still room in the league for this type of player and with the right development he could become a full-time NHLer.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide