Jurmo is one of the draft’s most interesting and unique players. Despite being 6-foot-4 and nearly 200 pounds, he skates like the wind. He has some explosiveness in his first few steps and can reach his top gear in very little time. His vision, smarts and skating help him stay in position well and he…
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Jurmo is one of the draft’s most interesting and unique players. Despite being 6-foot-4 and nearly 200 pounds, he skates like the wind. He has some explosiveness in his first few steps and can reach his top gear in very little time. His vision, smarts and skating help him stay in position well and he keeps a good smart gap that allows him to shut down plays before or as they hit the blue line, and he’s effective defending with an active stick. However, he doesn’t use his size nearly enough as he’s quite a gentle giant. Shies away from making contact and doesn’t utilize his size well along the boards or around his crease. He needs to be harder to play in his own end. Offensively, his hands can keep up with his feet, allowing him to make quick little dekes or swing the puck out to the side of his body to help keep it away from enemies while in transition. He’s incredibly agile as well, able to quickly and smoothly change directions even at high speeds, walk the blue line, spin and use his huge frame to hold puck possession in the offensive zone. He’s a real roamer who isn’t afraid to carry the puck all by himself all the way to the opposing crease. His shot isn’t overly special, but he has some goal-scoring potential because of how easily he can bring the puck into dangerous areas. Also has the vision and the skill to make good passes on the rush.