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Fantasy Summary

An untapped offensive potential with a heavy shot, but plays with a physical edge around his net.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 12, 1997
Height 6‘4”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 74

Observations

April 2020 – Kovacevic signed a two-year entry level contract with the Jets at the completion of his NCAA season last year. In his first full year at the pro level, he displayed his strong, physical side that will make him a tough pro. Kovacevic is likely to fit the bill of a stay-at-home defenseman at the NHL level. Jamie Zadow

March 2019 – Kovacevic’s play in his junior year at Merrimack has earned him a nomination for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. He currently leads all Warriors defensemen with 18 points in 31 games this year. Jamie Zadow

November 2017 – The Winnipeg Jets’ third-round pick in 2017 is off to a good start in his sophomore year at Merrimack College as he ranks second amongst defensemen in scoring with a goal and nine points. Kovacevic is a rare combination of size and skill on the blueline that NHL GM’s covet and he showed flashes during Jets training camp in September. He’s a bit of a late bloomer being drafted in his age 20 season, but at 6-4 and 208 lbs. the Jets have themselves another big, able body on the backend. Jamie Zadow 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Niagara Falls Rivermen U16 AAASCTA U1640 2 1113 22|        
 2013-2014 The Hill Academy U16 PrepU16 AAA66 5 2328 -|        
  The Hill Academy U16 PrepHPHL 16U7 0 22 2|        
 2014-2015 Ottawa Jr. SenatorsCCHL52 5 1419 20|Playoffs10 0 33
 2015-2016 Ottawa Jr. SenatorsCCHL21 2 810 6|        
  Hawkesbury HawksCCHL30 6 2026 21|Playoffs10 0 77 10 
 2016-2017 Merrimack CollegeNCAA36 3 1619 30|        
 2017-2018 Merrimack CollegeNCAA34 2 1517 14|        
 2018-2019 Merrimack CollegeNCAA31 4 1418 14|        
  Manitoba MooseAHL1 1 12 2|        
 2019-2020 Manitoba MooseAHL45 4 812 33|        

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