Jacob Moverare

by Jamie on September 6, 2017


Jacob Moverare, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 198

Born: 1998-08-31

Hometown: Östersund, SWE

Drafted: 4th round 2016 (112th overall)



September 2017 – The Swedish defenseman played top-four minutes while adjusting to the North American game. Moverare’s strong defensive play was a big part of the Steelheads' playoff run to the OHL final. Skating is still his biggest weakness, but it is improving. He has potential to be an offensive threat, possessing a high hockey IQ and heavy shot. He is known for his competitive nature and will be back with the Steelheads this, so bet on him continuing to improve. Jamie Barber

September 2016 – Jacob Moverare’s game matured over last season, and he progressed from playing in the HV71 J18 and J20 to playing four games in the highest tier of hockey in Sweden, the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Following the Kings’ development camp, Moverare signed an ELC with the Kings. He is likely to play in the OHL for Mississauga, where the Kings can more closely monitor his progress.


Moverare has skill and size, but will need to spend a lot of time working on his skating. Despite possessing decent offensive instinct, it seems more likely that Moverare will develop into more of a stay-at-home or if his skating really takes leaps forward perhaps a hybrid defenseman. He will need to work on his foot speed to progress to the NHL, but the Kings’ development staff has had some good experience with this, having previously selected Tyler Toffoli, who fell to the Kings later in the draft for the same reason. Philip Kamhi


Fantasy Outlook: D-


Moverare has the skill, size and instincts to be an NHL defenseman, but at this point he looks like he will be more defensive than offensive.




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