Jay O’Brien

Philadelphia Flyers
http://prospect-stats.com/player/23315

Fantasy Summary

O’Brien is blessed with terrific speed, a strong desire to win puck battles, and loves to shoot the puck whenever he can


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.2
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 4, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 19

Observations

December 2019 – The gamble in playing for Penticton has been paying off for Jay O’Brien. After a dismal year for Providence he needed to find his game and confidence, he is doing just that to say the least. He has 47 points through 33 games and is looking like a former first-round pick, albeit against Junior A competition. He is still slated to try his hand at NCAA hockey again in the fall for Boston University. A good showing there would put him back in the conversation of being an offensive fixture at the professional level. Come what may, he needs to stay the course medically to put everyone at ease about his injury concerns. Edric Joseph

July 2018 – With the forward prospect cupboard filling up for the Philadelphia Flyers, they took something of a risk with drafting Jay O’Brien in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft. He was ranked 32nd among North American Skaters by Central Scouting, due in large part to the level of competition he has played against. That being said, his 80 points in 30 games this past season cannot be overlooked. He will give us a better indication of what to expect when he suits up for Providence College in the fall. Edric Joseph


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team Kelly USA-S15 5 3 2 5 - |          
  Dexter School USHS-Prep 31 5 4 9 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U16 MHSL U16 15 10 11 21 2 |          
 2015-2016 Team Red USA-S16 5 0 3 3 2 |          
  Dexter School USHS-Prep 29 14 20 34 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U16 MHSL U16 12 8 7 15 20 |          
 2016-2017 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep 30 24 41 65 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U18 MHSL U18 13 13 9 22 12 |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U18 Midget 22 18 10 28 - |          
  Youngstown Phantoms USHL 4 0 1 1 4 |          
 2017-2018 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep 30 43 37 80 - |          
  Cape Cod Whalers U18 MHSL U18 8 6 2 8 - |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 7 1 1 2 4 |          
  Youngstown Phantoms USHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Providence College NCAA 25 2 3 5 10 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 Penticton Vees BCHL 44 24 40 64 51 |          
 2020-2021 Boston Univ. NCAA - - - - - |          

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