Moverare has the skill, size and instincts to be an NHL defenseman, but at this point he looks like he will be more defensive than offensive.
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June 2022 – Moverare put pen to paper this week, signing a two-year deal worth $1.525 million, working out to a $762,000 AAV. Moverare should push for ice time with the Kings with a lack of depth on the left side. There is a real opportunity for the Swedish rearguard to solidify himself in a third pairing role. Sean Crocker
June 2022 – Moverare was a pleasant end-of-season surprise for the Kings, playing 16 minutes a night as the Kings pushed for a playoff spot. After being drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, he spent most of his career developing in the OHL, followed by a loan to the SHL. In 2021, Moverare made the jump to the AHL. He collected an impressive 15 points in 26 games, showing glimpses of the upper limits of his offensive ceiling. Despite this offensive outburst, Moverare did not find that same punch in 2021-22, logging only 10 points in 30 games for the Reign. His value is more relevant on the ice rather than the fantasy scoreboard. Moverare should not be rostered in points leagues, but he could provide moderate upside in formats that give credit to hits and blocks, but not much more. Sean Crocker
September 2017 – The Swedish defenseman played top-four minutes while adjusting to the North American game. Moverare’s strong defensive play was a big part of the Steelheads’ playoff run to the OHL final. Skating is still his biggest weakness, but it is improving. He has potential to be an offensive threat, possessing a high hockey IQ and heavy shot. He is known for his competitive nature and will be back with the Steelheads this, so bet on him continuing to improve. Jamie Barber
September 2016 – Jacob Moverare’s game matured over last season, and he progressed from playing in the HV71 J18 and J20 to playing four games in the highest tier of hockey in Sweden, the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Following the Kings’ development camp, Moverare signed an ELC with the Kings. He is likely to play in the OHL for Mississauga, where the Kings can more closely monitor his progress.
Moverare has skill and size, but will need to spend a lot of time working on his skating. Despite possessing decent offensive instinct, it seems more likely that Moverare will develop into more of a stay-at-home or if his skating really takes leaps forward perhaps a hybrid defenseman. He will need to work on his foot speed to progress to the NHL, but the Kings’ development staff has had some good experience with this, having previously selected Tyler Toffoli, who fell to the Kings later in the draft for the same reason. Philip Kamhi
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