Jacob Bryson

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

A quick, puck-carrying defenceman. Makes smart, quick decisions with the puck. Quarterbacks his team’s offense.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 18, 1997
Height 5‘9”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 99

Observations

May 2020 – The 22-year-old defenceman finished his rookie AHL season with four goals and 27 points in 61 games. As the season progressed, the Rochester Americans relied more and more on his play. Thus, at the season’s conclusion, he was the team’s second-highest scoring defenceman. In his final 21 games, he scored 16 points. He is a two-way defenceman who can carry the puck up the ice quickly and pinch to keep plays alive in the offensive zone. He does not hesitate to move the puck quickly, and has become one of the team’s offensive quarterbacks. At 22 years of age, there remains time for him to develop further as a player. Kevin Wong

 

November 2019 – Jacob Bryson is a mainstay on the Rochester Americans’ blue line. The former captain of the Providence Friars (NCAA) has appeared in 18 games for the Americans. Bryson has mustered up seven assists so far. Bryson has been alternating between the top-pairing and the second-pairing this season. He is commonly paired with Zach Redmond and the duo have been extremely efficient. Bryson does not have much fantasy appeal and he projects to be a NHL third-pairing defenseman at best. Josh Tessler

 

March 2018 – The sophomore defender has put the wraps on a stellar 2017-18 regular season campaign by pacing all Providence Friars defenders in scoring with four goals and a team best 20 helpers for 24 points. His plus-minus rating of plus-19 was tops on the squad. He added an assist in the conference quarter-finals as the Friars swept the Maine Black Bears in the best-of-three series. Up next for the undersized blue liner in the Hockey East semis is the nation’s leading scoring Adam Gaudette and the rest of his Northeastern squad. Brad Phillips

 

June 2017 – The Buffalo Sabres drafted overager Jacob Bryson with their fourth round selection in the NHL Draft. Bryson is puck moving and fast skating defenseman but has a specialization in creating offense and playing on the powerplay. Lacks size and physicality but does use his strong skating ability to cut angles down. Does have great vision and provides fluid passes, but is not one to quarterback a powerplay. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 London Jr. Knights Gold U16 AAA ALLIANCE U16 29 3 17 20 4 | Playoffs 16 1 4 5
 2013-2014 London Jr. Knights U18 AAA ALLIANCE U18 32 3 19 22 2 | Playoffs 16 1 3 4
  London Jr. Knights U18 AAA U18 AAA 82 5 38 43 10 |          
 2014-2015 The Loomis Chaffee School USHS-Prep 27 5 10 15 - |          
  NV River Rats 18U AAA MHSL U18 14 3 9 12 2 |          
 2015-2016 Omaha Lancers USHL 56 3 28 31 36 |          
 2016-2017 Providence College NCAA 39 3 17 20 12 |          
 2017-2018 Providence College NCAA 40 4 21 25 18 |          
 2018-2019 Providence College NCAA 42 4 24 28 8 |          
 2019-2020 Rochester Americans AHL 61 4 23 27 34 |          

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