Jacob Trouba, #8 USA 18 – USHL

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Jacob Trouba, Isolation Footage – 12.03.11. vs. Chicago Steel

(D): DOB: 2/26/94. 6’2, 191 lbs. Shoots right.  His second year with the USNTDP. Committed to Michigan and was drafted by Kitchener in the third round of the 2010 OHL Draft. Is a fantastic rearguard with size, smarts and spectacular skating ability. Sharp defensive anticipation and hockey sense. Possesses a calculating, aggressive stance on the ice and shows flashes of toughness and physicality. Calm under pressure, gritty in front of his net and can absolutely rifle the puck out of the zone and onto a teammate’s stick. Owns vision and can skate the puck up ice very well. Will join the rush, work the puck down-low and report back to his defensive post before the opposition has had time to march out of their zone. Has great hands but could use development with his in tight skills to give him that extra offensive punch.  Outstanding feet – extremely mobile and is smothering down low and against the rush. Commands respect from up top along the blue line with his patience, agility and booming shot. Is eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and we fully expect him to be chosen in the first round.

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