Jack Rathbone

Vancouver Canucks
Photo courtesy https://www.ushr.com/news/neprep/20171122/5903?label=Schedules-Galore

Fantasy Summary

A smart and cerebral left-shot defender with top-four upside but an extended wait time.

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 20, 1999
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 95


March 2019 – With 21 points (16+5) in 31 NCAA contests, defenseman Jack Rathbone has been named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team. The 19-year-old found instant chemistry with high-flying, right-shot defender, Adam Fox on the Harvard blue line and rode it for the duration of the campaign. It will be interesting to see if Rathbone gets his partner back next season or if Fox will sign with Carolina. That will certainly play into Rathbone’s production levels as a sophomore in 2019-2020. Cam Robinson

November 2018 – Rathbone has long been the mystery man in the Canucks’ prospect system. He’s no longer that. It took all of half of a game for the 19-year-old to join the top pairing with Harvard of the NCAA. He’s found instant chemistry with Hurricanes’ prospect, Adam Fox. The two both love to wheel and make quick outlets. They appear to have a sixth sense for when to push and when to sit back and hold the fort for their partner to run. Rathbone currently sits with two goals and seven points in five NCAA contests. His 1.4 points-per-game sits third in the nation for blueliners, trailing Fox and Cale Makar. It’s been a terrific start to a college career and one that surely has the National Junior team staff taking notice. Rathbone remains a long shot to play at the WJC but continued play like this could certainly land him an invite to camp. Once there, anything can happen. Cam Robinson

April 2018 – Footage and information regarding the Canucks’ 2017 fourth-round selection have been difficult to come by. Playing high school hockey in the New England prep circuit, Rathbone has clearly been a dominant force, recording 10 goals and 29 points in just 16 games with Dexter Academy at the last check-in. Rathbone is a tremendous skater who brings a big shot and some feistiness to the ice. The soon-to-be 19-year-old will head to Harvard in the fall where his development will be easier to track. He remains a long-term prospect but one that exhibits NHL potential. Cam Robinson

June 2017 – Rathbone isn’t taking your usual path towards the NHL. The swift-skating defender will stay one more season at the Dexter School – a prep school academy in Massachusetts before joining the Harvard Crimson of the NCAA in 2018-19. This extra year of high-school hockey will afford the Canucks’ organization an extra year of owning his rights and will likely allow him to fully develop before leaving school.

Rathbone owns great awareness on the ice, can skate and pass the puck with enough precision that you can excuse him being slightly undersized. His style of play is becoming more and more effective in the NHL and with proper development, he could become a solid offensive producer. Cam Robinson


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team Black USA-S15 5 0 0 0 - |          
  Dexter School USHS-Prep 31 3 4 7 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U16 MHSL U16 15 5 8 13 12 |          
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S16 5 1 2 3 2 |          
  Dexter School USHS-Prep 29 11 15 26 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U16 MHSL U16 12 5 8 13 18 |          
 2016-2017 Team Royal USA-S17 5 0 1 1 - |          
  Dexter School USHS-Prep 22 16 19 35 - |          
  Youngstown Phantoms USHL 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U18 MHSL U18 14 4 8 12 8 |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U18 Midget 23 8 10 18 - |          
 2017-2018 Dexter School USHS-Prep 17 11 19 30 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U18 MHSL U18 8 4 0 4 - |          
 2018-2019 Harvard Univ. NCAA 33 7 15 22 8 |          
 2019-2020 Harvard Univ. NCAA 22 6 17 23 16 |