Jakob Pelletier

Calgary Flames

Fantasy Summary

Complete two-way, playmaking forward with top-six NHL potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 7, 2001
Height 5‘9”
Weight 160 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 26

Observations

Sept 2019 – After attending his first development camp and prospect camp, the most consistent words being used about Jakob Pelletier are “determined” and “competitive”. The idea expressed is that even if Pelletier did not have a good skill set (he does) he could make the NHL based on sheer will. He’s been placed in favourable line combinations as well; finding time with Glenn Gawdin and Matthew Phillips, who should continue to be top-six in Stockton. While Pelletier has declared his intention is to make the Flames team, it is almost certain he will head back to the QMJHL to continue to work on his development. – Joel Henderson

Jakob Pelletier had a busy 2018-19 year beginning with the Hlinka Gretzky tournament; suffering a fractured wrist and sidelining him a tad bit. It did not hinder him when he returned to the lineup in October for Moncton as he got off to a real hot start (24 points in 14 games). He finished with 89 points in 65 games which landed him seventh overall in the QMJHL. It’s been reported that Pelletier suffered an ankle injury going into the playoffs which hindered his results.

He’s a undersized (5-9, 160lbs) two-way LW who plays the game as if he’s easily over six feet. You can find him sliding and slipping into the dangerous areas and jumping all over loose pucks; the absolute opposite of a perimeter player. He has good speed which allows him to blow past defenders on a rush at times but there could be another gear to be had which would make him crazy dangerous. His best ability might be his agility/aggressiveness which allows him to shift and constantly be on the puck which explains why he finished second in 5-on-5 points from the QMJHL for draft eligible players. This will come in handy when he’s battling for an NHL job down the line. It means he will be able to shift up and down the lineup and into the special teams. If he is looking to improve, it’ll be by adding strength to his shot to be more dangerous on the PP or driving the wing. He may not have the highest upside of players drafted in the late first round, but his certainty to be an NHL player is higher than most. – Joel Henderson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Québec Citadelles QC Int PW 6 8 4 12 4 |          
 2013-2014 Québec Jr. Nordiques QC Int PW 3 1 4 5 0 |          
 2015-2016 Québec Typhon Bantam AAA QBAAA 32 32 18 50 20 |          
  Québec Cyclones Midget Espoir QMEAA 4 2 3 5 0 |          
 2016-2017 Séminaire St-François Blizzard QMAAA 40 25 32 57 16 | Playoffs 17 15 14 29 10 
  Séminaire St-François Blizzard Telus Cup 7 3 7 10 8 |          
 2017-2018 Team Gold U17-Dev 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 60 23 38 61 20 | Playoffs 10 2 3 5
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 4 0 4 4 |          
 2018-2019 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 65 39 50 89 24 | Playoffs 7 2 1 3
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 0 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 0 |          
 2019-2020 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 8 6 7 13 0 |          

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