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Jake
Neighbours

A feast-or-famine forward who has always had some consistency issues and while they still haven’t disappeared, he’s starting to figure out how to put his stamp on every game. A lot of that starts with his skating improvements as he’s added a half step that makes him tougher to contain. His stride has always looked…

Date of Birth
March 29, 2002
Position
Left Wing
Height
5'11.5
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Airdrie, AB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
195 lbs
Draft Result
1/26 (STL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Dec 30/21 Neighbours Jake 23090 – Czechia vs. Canada WJC-20 by Shaun Richardson View Report
Oct 6/20 Neighbours Jake D3249 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Aug 6/20 Neighbours Jake 21164 – Edmonton vs. Prince Albert WHL by Brandon Holmes View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20737 – Edmonton vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20736 – Edmonton vs. Red Deer WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20735 – Medicine Hat vs. Edmonton WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20734 – Edmonton vs. Brandon WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20733 – Edmonton vs. Brandon WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20732 – Hlinka Camp Review HLINKA by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20731 – World Juniors Review WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20730 – Hlinka Gretzky Review HLINKA by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20729 – Edmonton vs. Calgary WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jul 14/20 Neighbours Jake 20728 – Edmonton vs. Calgary WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2019-2020 Edmonton Oil Kings whl 64 23 47 70 1.09 15 39
2018-2019 Edmonton Oil Kings whl 47 11 13 24 0.51 5 25
2017-2018 Edmonton Oil Kings whl 11 0 4 4 0.36 -2 6
December 23, 2021
All the details you need to know about the 2022 World Juniors
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
February 27, 2021
Five For Sebastian Cossa
September 5, 2020
Self-assessments from the 2020 NHL Draft class
July 9, 2020
Future Focus – Jake Neighbours
June 24, 2020
Neighbours patiently awaiting draft day experience
June 17, 2020
Five For Jake Neighbours
March 12, 2020
February Notebook – Froese
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
January 16, 2020
Who To Watch at the 2020 CHL Top Prospects Game
January 11, 2020
FC releases Winter ranking for 2020 Draft
January 4, 2020
Rosters announced for CHL Top Prospects Game
December 16, 2019
CHL names 2020 Top Prospects Game invites

A feast-or-famine forward who has always had some consistency issues and while they still haven’t disappeared, he’s starting to figure out how to put his stamp on every game. A lot of that starts with his skating improvements as he’s added a half step that makes him tougher to contain. His stride has always looked solid from a mechanics standpoint, but it has taken a bit for the speed and urgency to catch up and he still needs to improve his overall skating. His vision and mental speed with possession is top notch. He is an excellent passer with the creativity to find unique targets and the execution to find hit teammates with crisp movement. He shows an enhanced ability to feather passes through or over sticks and makes smart reads with the puck. His shot selection and execution style need to improve, though he has the shot velocity and power to be a scoring threat. Sometimes he can be too hesitant to shoot and misses the net too often. His strong frame and solid base allow him to be very effective playing a power-based game. He drives the net-front hard and is tough to slow down with a head of steam. He brings that same grit and sandpaper on the defensive but is otherwise average in his own end and lacks consistent effort on the backcheck. A polarizing player with high potential though not lacking skill, he needs to work on sustaining pressure and churning out consistent effort to make an impact.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide