FC Rank 139
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Jake
Karabela

Jake Karabela is a smart, well-rounded player who showed the ability to slide into multiple roles with his team and have success. He is a strong, albeit not elite, skater who uses his lower-body strength to generate powerful strides and maintain his top speed for long periods of time. He has a surprisingly strong ability…

Date of Birth
March 7, 2004
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Guelph, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
160 lbs
Draft Result
5/149 (WSH)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Mar 25/22 Karabela Jake 23629 – Team White vs. Team Red CHL TPG by Joseph Aleong View Report
Jan 20/22 Karabela Jake 23248 – Guelph vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Nov 4/21 Karabela Jake 22743 – Guelph vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Oct 25/21 Karabela Jake 22678 – Guelph vs. Kitchener OHL by Sebastian Death View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Guelph Storm ohl 21 5 5 10 0.48 -13 6
2021-2022 Guelph Storm ohl 68 12 33 45 0.66 14 28
July 9, 2022
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July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
March 24, 2022
Firkus, Wright named top players at CHL Top Prospects Game
March 23, 2022
CHL releases results from Top Prospects Game sports combine testing
March 11, 2022
Rosters set for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 15, 2022
Wright headlines participants in 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
November 20, 2021
The Analysis: A deep look at Jake Karabela’s game

Jake Karabela is a smart, well-rounded player who showed the ability to slide into multiple roles with his team and have success. He is a strong, albeit not elite, skater who uses his lower-body strength to generate powerful strides and maintain his top speed for long periods of time. He has a surprisingly strong ability to escape traffic and navigate the neutral zone as a puck-carrier despite lacking that elite speed. Offensively, his bread and butter is working away from the puck and putting himself into the prime scoring areas so he can use his shot. He has a hard shot with a powerful release and quality accuracy. He never has the puck on his stick for too long, as he quickly finds an outlet and defers the puck to his teammates so they can carry the play. He was able to cover up his lack of high-end speed in the OHL with his solid positioning and on-ice awareness, but that may be a tougher task for him at the next level. He will want to work on his explosiveness if he wants to be an effective offensive threat. Without elite speed, higher level players will be able to keep up with him and negate any positive impact he may have in the offensive zone. He’s tough to project at the next level because he doesn’t have that element of skating in his game to be a skill guy in the top-six, but he hasn’t shown enough tenacity and aggressiveness to play a bottom-six checking role. He might develop into a case where he’s held out of a top-six position and can’t crack a checking role, either. It’ll be up to him to decide what type of player he wants to be and he will need to work hard at adapting his skillset to fit that archetype. A move to the wing may help his career long-term, too, and a team selecting him might have that in mind.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide