Jayden Struble

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LD JAYDEN STRUBLE
Birthdate: 2001-08-09
Birthplace: Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-0″
Weight: 205 lbs
Draft: 2019 | Round 2 | 46th overall
Montreal Canadiens own rights until August 15, 2023

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Northeastern University Huskies (NCAA) 2019-24


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Jayden Struble’s Elite Prospects Stats Page


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Struble is a physical offensive defenceman with excellent skating and puck carrying abilities. Struble has great top speed and a powerful first couple of steps. His edgework is also excellent as he’s shown the ability to maneuver behind the opposing net or breakaway from defensive plays with his good agility. His physical strength and athleticism are evident in his one-on-one battles. He muscles off opponents at ease and can step up to deliver a heavy body check to separate the player from the puck. Struble also has some solid passing skills and good vision to find teammates streaking through the neutral zone. He struggles to execute short first passes out of the defensive zone and tends to just carry it himself. His puck handling and protection abilities are good as he uses his edges and strength to fend off defenders. His release is solid, he can fire one-timers with good power and quickness but overall he requires some refinement. His hockey sense and decision making could be suspect at times as he’ll rush or force plays with no reason.

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“Struble plays a high-octane game at both ends of the ice and plays physical in all three zones. He doesn’t hesitate to step up on players to attempt big hits in the open ice or on his pinches down the wall Jayden has no issue with protecting his goalie or teammates when the need arises and sometimes looks to be seeking out these opportunities… Struble’s all-around skating ability allows him to challenge opponents and keep an aggressive gap without fear of getting beat wide or losing containment.” – (HockeyProspect.com)

“Struble combines power and skill into a hard-hitting package. His play with or without the puck is done going full throttle, and he can victimize opponents in several ways…He always keeps his feet moving and has soft hands to corral passes on either side of his blade. His backhand-to-forehand transition is very quick which helps him get into shooting position quickly when he darts into the high slot.” – Steve Kournianos (The Draft Analyst)

“Struble has an explosive stride and great acceleration. He possesses slick edges and tremendous top speed. He often gets caught deep in the offensive zone and sometimes takes time to come back to his position. Using his frame, he protects the puck very effectively. Possessing a long reach and an active stick, he’s able to destabilize attackers which makes stickhandling tough for them.” – (Future Considerations)


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