Jacob Bernard-Docker

Ottawa Senators
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Fantasy Summary

A solid top-four defenseman with power play responsibilities.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 30, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 26

Observations

March 2019 – Bernard-Docker has had an excellent Freshman year at the University of North Dakota. The slick, puck-moving defenceman has put up an impressive .47 points-per-game average. He has a reliable, steadying presence on the blue line. While not possessing a flashy style, his mature play combined with his right-handed shot will make him an attractive piece for Ottawa’s top four. He will most likely play another year in the NCAA before being signed by the Senators a year from now. Jordan Deshane

June 2018 – With their second pick in the first round, the Senators raised a few eyebrows by selecting defenseman Jacob Bernard Docker. Largely projected as a mid to late second round pick, Ottawa saw fit to take him with the 26th overall selection. Bernard-Docker competed for the Okotoks Oilers of the Albert Junior Hockey League and was inarguably the best blue liner in the league. I say arguably because he won the AJHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman award. In fact he is the second consecutive winner of the award to be a first round pick after Cale Makar went to Colorado in 2017. Bernard-Docker finished his draft year ranked fourth in the league among defensemen in scoring with 41 points in 49 regular season contests and his point per game average of 0.84 was also fourth best. He was tops in the goal scoring department as his 20 led all AJHL defenders, six more than his next closest competition. Come playoff time he turned it up a notch by producing seven goals and seven assists in 15 playoff games as Okotoks marched to the final but ultimately lost to the Spruce Grove Saints. He finished fourth in playoff scoring, first among d-men, and was tied for third in goals. Bernard-Docker isn’t the biggest guy and, like a lot of young defenders, still has some work to do in his own end as well as building up his strength. That’s why the college route is a good option for him, he’ll suit up for the University of North Dakota in the fall, but there is a whole lot to like about him. He’s an excellent skater with a good top gear and quick feet to go along with a hammer of a slapshot and a quick shot release. Not one shy about jumping up in the play, Bernard-Docker is equally adept at hauling the puck up the ice to lead an attack or playing the late man in. If things go south quickly in the nation’s capital as a lot of people expect them too, Senators fans can always turn their attention south of the border where Bernard-Docker and Ottawa second round pick Jonny Tychonick with patrol the blue line for the University of North Dakota. Brad Phillips


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA AMBHL 32 3 14 17 8 |          
 2014-2015 Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA AMBHL 32 9 11 20 8 |          
  AC Avalanche Minor Midget AAA AMMHL 4 0 1 1 2 |          
  Team South Alberta Cup - - - - - |          
 2015-2016 Edge School Elite 15s CSSHL E15 13 4 10 14 10 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2016-2017 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 54 7 15 22 12 | Playoffs 12 2 5 7
 2017-2018 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 49 20 21 41 34 | Playoffs 15 7 7 14
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 5 1 2 3 2 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 36 5 12 17 6 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA - - - - - |          

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