Jake Bean

by Kevin LeBlanc on May 28, 2017

Jake Bean, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-01

Weight: 172

Born: 1998-06-09

Hometown:  Calgary, AB, CAN

Drafted: Carolina, 13th overall 2016







May 2017 - Despite playing in just 43 games due to an finger injury that plagued him at the beginning of the season, Bean had a solid developmental campaign. His point-per-game rate jumped from .94 in his draft year to 1.04 this year, and he was selected as a member of Canada's World Junior Championship team. The 18-year-old will likely play another season in the Western Hockey League, and will again feature for Canada at the WJC, this time playing a bigger role. If healthy, Bean should be one of, if not the top scoring WHL defenseman in 2017-18. He very much has an NHL future as point producing rearguard, it just may take a few years of development.  Kevin LeBlanc

October 2016 - Bean was returned to the WHL's Calgary Hitmen where he should be one of the best blueliners in the league. The puck-moving dynamo showed off many of the skills this summer that project him as a top-four, top power-play pairing defefender in the future. He will continue his development over the next few seasons. Kevin LeBlanc

June 2016 – As part of their campaign to strengthen a popgun offense, the Hurricanes nabbed the offensively minded rearguard. Mark Allan

March 2016 – Bean is a prolific offensive defenseman who combines fluid skating, deft passing and a strong, accurate point shot, and is able to play in all situations due to his excellent hockey sense. Jake is extremely effective in puck retrieval, though he could still improve the speed of his decision making, and is excellent at carrying the puck up the ice through traffic. While not physically imposing, Bean does not shy away from physical contact but he could stand to get stronger so as to match up against bigger forwards more effectively. His overall positioning is solid and he is able to close gaps on attackers due to excellent two-step quickness. - Aynsley Scott

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Bean has the offensive skills to be a future high-end puck carrier and PP quarterback, who can play in all situations. However, there is some risk associated with his defensive style and he will need 2-3 years before getting the call.


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