Offensive and intelligent defenceman. Will need to improve hands and areas of skating.
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June 2023 – While it may not have been an explosive Freshman year, by any means, Dorrington had a decent showing with the Northeastern Huskies. He did not manage to score any goals, but contributed six assists in 35 games and showcased his defensive prowess, finishing the season with an impressive plus-4 rating. Despite being a left-hand shot, he played majority of his minutes on the right side, while showcasing his usual intimidating physical game and strong defensive skills. The 19-year-old will return to Northeastern and take on his Sophomore season, where he should play an increased role. Dave Hall
June 2022 – The Canucks made a promising selection in the 2022 NHL Draft, choosing Jackson Dorrington with the 176th overall pick. Dorrington, a 6-foot-2 defenceman, has showcased offensive potential, despite modest point totals in the USHL. His ability to turn flashes of brilliance into consistent performance make him an intriguing prospect to keep tabs on.
Defensively, he excels with a strong stick and physical play, effectively battling opponents along the boards and in front of the net. While his lateral mobility needs improvement, his straight-line skating allows him to cut off rushes in the neutral zone. His intelligence and transition game are highly praised, as he intelligently moves the puck up the ice, creating advantageous situations for his teammates. Offensively, he actively joins the play, utilizing quick give-and-go passes to generate scoring opportunities.
Dorrington’s skating and puckhandling skills need work, which he aims to address at Northeastern University next season. His posture limits his backward skating and speed, leading to occasional struggles when defending opponents. Despite these challenges, Dorrington’s mental aptitude for the game and occasional flashes of brilliance present an intriguing development prospect for the Canucks’ player development department. Dave Hall
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|2016-2017||Middlesex Islanders||QC Int PW||5||2||3||5||0||||
|Draftday Selects U15 2||WSI U15||5||3||0||3||0||||
|Eastern Mass Senators 18U AAA||EHF 18U Elite||9||0||0||0||8||||
|2020-2021||Boston Jr. Bruins||NCDC||33||2||18||20||12|||||Playoffs||6||0||3||3||6|
|U.S. National U17 Team||NTDP||2||0||0||0||2||||
|Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||41||3||8||11||51||||
|USA U18||Hlinka Gretzky Cup||4||0||1||1||25||||