Complete two-way, playmaking forward with top-six NHL potential.
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May 2023- Pelletier was an absolute force during the playoffs for the Wranglers. He had an outstanding 18 shots in the five games against the Coachella Valley Firebirds. One thing you can see still about Pelletier’s game is his lack of defensive awareness. He often loses track of his man lots of times and isn’t grear at positioning himself to make him useful in the defensive zone. Carson Klein
March 2023 – Pelletier has been up with the Calgary Flames for quite some time now. He hasn’t been tearing it up at all, but he keeps thriving in new roles with the team. He now finds himself inside the top-six most nights and is being effective in his role. Recently he has gotten scathed through as the Calgary Flames try and make the playoffs. When he does play, he adds some great energy to the lineup and is something the Calgary Flames have needed this season as it has been a tough year for them, especially after losing two of their best players in the offseason. Carson Klein
March 2022 – Pelletier has been a point-per-game player in the AHL this year and is cementing himself as one of the top 20 scorers in the league, with 55 points in 54 games. That’s very impressive as a rookie. Like Coronato, the sky is the limit for this young man. I feel he is the second-best prospect in the Flames system. Chris Fekete
January 2021 – He managed to grab three goals and four assists in seven games during the World Juniors which is surprising since he was deployed on multiple lines and in multiple situations. They never truly relied on him as a premier offensive creator but he showed that his ability to adapt will serve him well as a pro. If you’re looking for a prospect who may have a higher floor, could be Jakob. He attended Flames camp and has now been assigned back to Val-d’Or in the QMJHL for his remaining season. – Joel Henderson
October 2020 – Jakob Pelletier is an extremely well-rounded player who uses his smarts and quickness all over the ice. He is off to a hot start to the year with six points in his first four games for Val d’Or. They are currently paused due to Covid cases around the QMJHL but this should be a year he improves his quickness and his strength. If WJC go ahead, he will get a long look, depending on if NHL players are returning and a number of other factors. He is one of Calgary’s top prospects and a versatile piece moving forward. Joel Henderson
December 2019 – As the calendar turns from November to December, Jakob Pelletier can celebrate a WJC invite for Team Canada’s camp and that he currently sits third in QMJHL scoring with 48 points in 25 games. This is simply a continuation of his efforts from 2018-19 as he just continues to push the pace and show athleticism and vision. He’s batted pucks out of the air at high speed for goals, saucer passed more than can be counted, and is a legit threat on the PP with his quick passing and one-timer abilities. At this point in time, Pelletier can be thought of in the same development realm as guys like Travis Konecny of Philadelphia. He’s smart, quick. versatile, and great in all areas of the ice. He should be in Calgary’s top-nine in two to three years. – Joel Henderson
September 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