Buffalo takes Colin Jacobs at #107

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, June 25, 2011 | 6/25/2011

The Sabres have selected Colin Jacobs of the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds with the 107th pick of the 2011 NHL draft. The 6'2, 204-pound right-handed center was the fifth leading scorer for the T-Birds in 2010-11, cashing 22 goals and 44 points with 69 PIM and a -20 rating.

A product of the up-and-coming Dallas Ice Jets junior program, Jacobs is a big, raw talent who works hard and will go to the high-traffic areas of the ice to get results. Tough on the boards, his package of size and shooting was a very attractive package in the fourth round to a Sabres club needing pivots in the prospect ranks.

Jacobs employs a physical brand, will definitely crash and bang, and is not afraid to drop the mitts, as evidenced by his four scraps as a rookie in 2009-10 and another in his draft year.

It's hard to classify Jacobs as a a natural offensive mind, but his willingness to use his frame makes him a potential power piece down the middle. Again, nice value for the Sabres at this spot in the draft.


Anonymous said...

This kid looks just as good as Catenacci and Sundhar...

Great, we have 3 average centremen.

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