Jake Bean

Carolina Hurricanes
Photo courtesy of Zimbio

Fantasy Summary

Offensive puck mover with power play potential who thrives on the rush.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 9, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 13

Observations

May 2018 – Bean didn’t take the dominant step forward in 2018 that Canes brass would have hoped to have seen, but that doesn’t mean that it was a bad year for Carolina’s top blueline prospect. He put in a solid year’s work, splitting time between Calgary and Tri-City in the WHL and was a mainstay for Canada’s gold medal winning World Juniors team in January. Charlotte Checkers coach Mike Vellucci did a great job developing a young team in 2017-18, and Bean will be one of his biggest tasks next season. The intelligence and puck skills are there, but the young defenseman still needs work without the puck and in one-on-one situations.  Kevin LeBlanc

May 2017 – Despite playing in just 43 games due to an finger injury that plagued him at the beginning of the season, Bean had a solid developmental campaign. His point-per-game rate jumped from .94 in his draft year to 1.04 this year, and he was selected as a member of Canada’s World Junior Championship team. The 18-year-old will likely play another season in the Western Hockey League, and will again feature for Canada at the WJC, this time playing a bigger role. If healthy, Bean should be one of, if not the top scoring WHL defenseman in 2017-18. He very much has an NHL future as point producing rearguard, it just may take a few years of development.  Kevin LeBlanc

October 2016 – Bean was returned to the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen where he should be one of the best blueliners in the league. The puck-moving dynamo showed off many of the skills this summer that project him as a top-four, top power-play pairing defefender in the future. He will continue his development over the next few seasons. Kevin LeBlanc

June 2016 – As part of their campaign to strengthen a popgun offense, the Hurricanes nabbed the offensively minded rearguard. Mark Allan

March 2016 – Bean is a prolific offensive defenseman who combines fluid skating, deft passing and a strong, accurate point shot, and is able to play in all situations due to his excellent hockey sense. Jake is extremely effective in puck retrieval, though he could still improve the speed of his decision making, and is excellent at carrying the puck up the ice through traffic. While not physically imposing, Bean does not shy away from physical contact but he could stand to get stronger so as to match up against bigger forwards more effectively. His overall positioning is solid and he is able to close gaps on attackers due to excellent two-step quickness. – Aynsley Scott


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 NWCAA Stamps Bantam AA HCBAA 26 1 3 4 16 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2012-2013 Team Calgary North Alberta Cup 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Edge School Bantam Prep Bantam 44 19 34 53 24 |          
 2013-2014 Edge School Elite 15s CSSHL E15 24 7 16 23 12 | Playoffs 2 1 2 3
  Edge School Maroon Mdgt AA/Prep CSSVHL 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Team Black U17-Dev 3 1 0 1 2 |          
  Calgary Hitmen WHL 51 5 34 39 2 | Playoffs 7 2 4 6
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 1 3 4 2 |          
 2015-2016 Team White U18-Dev 3 1 2 3 2 |          
  Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 24 40 64 28 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
  Canada U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 1 1 4 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 Calgary Hitmen WHL 43 8 37 45 14 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 2 |          
 2017-2018 Calgary Hitmen WHL 25 5 22 27 12 |          
  Tri-City Americans WHL 32 7 14 21 10 | Playoffs 14 1 17 18
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 3 3 0 |          
  WHL All-Stars Canada/Russia Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Charlotte Checkers AHL - - - - - |          

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