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Jake
Sanderson

A highly mobile defenseman, Sanderson is incredibly athletic and has an incredible toolbox. Using his smooth skating to be a dynamic puck-moving defender, his hands and decision-making have steadily caught up with his feet. He’s incredibly elusive with the puck, able to turn on the jets and cut through traffic with ease. Gets up to…

Date of Birth
July 8, 2002
Position
Defense
Height
6'1.5
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Whitefish, MT  
Shoots
Left
Weight
185 lbs
Draft Result
1/5 (OTT)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Feb 14/22 Sanderson Jake 23428 – Canada vs. Team USA OLYMPICS by Douglas Larson View Report
Dec 30/21 Sanderson Jake 23088 – Team USA vs. Slovakia WJC-20 by Zacharie Labrie View Report
Dec 27/21 Sanderson Jake 23048 – Slovakia vs. Team USA WJC-20 by Austin Broad View Report
Dec 22/21 Sanderson Jake 23003 – Niagara Falls vs. North Dakota NCAA by Douglas Larson View Report
Dec 21/21 Sanderson Jake 22947 – Team USA vs. Finland WJSS by Shaun Richardson View Report
Oct 6/20 Sanderson Jake D3248 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Aug 4/20 Sanderson Jake 21146 – Dubuque vs. USA U18 USHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 16/20 Sanderson Jake 20929 – USA U18 vs. Lake Superior State USDP by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 16/20 Sanderson Jake 20928 – USA U18 vs. Des Moines USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 16/20 Sanderson Jake 20927 – Madison vs. USA U18 USHL by View Report
Jul 16/20 Sanderson Jake 20926 – Madison vs. USA U18 USHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jul 16/20 Sanderson Jake 20925 – USA U18 vs. Sioux City USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Ottawa Senators nhl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Univ. of North Dakota ncaa 23 8 18 26 1.13 5 6
2020-2021 Univ. of North Dakota ncaa 22 2 13 15 0.68 20 4
2019-2020 USNTDP Juniors ushl 19 2 12 14 0.74 6 8
2018-2019 USNTDP Juniors ushl 22 2 5 7 0.32 -22 0
September 13, 2022
Prospects from each team to watch in rookie camp tournaments
February 9, 2022
17 prospects to watch in men’s hockey at the 2022 Beijing Olympics
January 6, 2022
Sanderson, Beniers among prospects invited to Olympics: report
December 24, 2021
The prospects you need to know at the 2022 World Juniors
December 24, 2021
Three players from each team to watch at the World Juniors
December 23, 2021
Scout Survey: What to expect at the 2022 World Juniors
December 23, 2021
All the details you need to know about the 2022 World Juniors
December 16, 2021
Bell Curve: 2022 World Juniors predictions
December 15, 2021
Beniers, Cooley to represent Team USA at World Juniors
November 15, 2021
POW Watch: Week ending Nov. 15, 2021
October 11, 2021
POW Watch: Week Ending Oct. 11, 2021
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
October 8, 2020
20 Takeaways from Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft
October 7, 2020
10 Takeaways from Round 1 of the 2020 NHL Draft
October 6, 2020
FC’s 2020 NHL Draft Mock
October 5, 2020
Drysdale, Sanderson hope to embody new-age defenders
October 4, 2020
Bloodlines run deep through 2020 Draft
October 2, 2020
Pre-2020 NHL Draft Scout Survey – V3
September 11, 2020
Building the 2020 NHL Draft’s best prospect
September 5, 2020
Self-assessments from the 2020 NHL Draft class
August 1, 2020
Deep Dive: A Look Into Jake Sanderson’s Game
July 21, 2020
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
June 16, 2020
Sanderson among invites to Summer Showcase
June 4, 2020
Sanderson earns Dave Tyler Award
April 25, 2020
Sanderson carving different path from NHL father
April 14, 2020
Five For Jake Sanderson
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
February 8, 2020
January Notebook – Ferrari
February 4, 2020
Who impressed at the 2020 All-American Game
January 11, 2020
FC releases Winter ranking for 2020 Draft

A highly mobile defenseman, Sanderson is incredibly athletic and has an incredible toolbox. Using his smooth skating to be a dynamic puck-moving defender, his hands and decision-making have steadily caught up with his feet. He’s incredibly elusive with the puck, able to turn on the jets and cut through traffic with ease. Gets up to speed in a hurry, both forward and backward, with long, smooth strides. Likes to take matters into his own hands and carry the puck for zone exits and entries. Defensive work is average, as he keeps a good gap and can recover into position quickly, but he lacks size and strength, and doesn’t seem to see the ice quite as well without the puck as when he has it. Turns over the puck at times, but that’s to be expected for a guy who has it on his stick as much as he does. Offensively, he exudes a lot of confidence and clearly wants to make a positive difference for his team. However, his decision-making is an issue, as his puck rushes often end up going right into dangerous areas before the puck ends up getting turned over and going the other direction. He uses his skating to get his shot through opposing defenders, though his shot itself and his passing are good but not elite. He mostly makes simple plays on the man-advantage because he doesn’t have enough creativity. Overall, he is a defender that has the potential to combine mobility, strength, physical play and speed with a high-level vision and hockey IQ.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide