Jack Glover – The Next Ones: NHL 2014 Draft Prospect Profile

Jack Glover THW Close-Up:

Date of birth: 5/17/1996

Place of birth: Golden Valley, Minnesota

Ht: 6’3″     Wt: 192 lbs

Shoots: Right

Position: D

NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014

Twitter@JackGlover8

THW The Next Ones Rankings (January 2014): 41

Jack Glover

Jack Glover (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

Other Rankings:

THW War Room Rankings (April): 49

Future Considerations: not ranked

Craig Button: not ranked

CS Final Rankings for North American skaters: 38

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Jack Glover showed his impressive skillset this season with the NTDP. He’s a tall, all-around defenseman that can move well. He has great edgework, lateral movement, and is a fluid skater. For his 6’3″ body, he’s still lacking some weight, but when he puts on more muscle he’ll be a force on the backend.

Glover is a smart player who knows when to jump in the rush or sit back and be in position to disrupt a play. He likes to use his body against the opposition to check along the boards and take the forwards out of the play. He moves the puck well in all three zones, which is why he produced well offensively this season with 28 points in 59 games. His reach is another key asset to his defensive game.

Where Will He End Up In June:

Glover will be a 2nd round pick most likely. Somewhere in the 37-51 range is where I’d peg him to go.

Scout’s Honor:

“Glover is an impressive two-way defenseman who has good overall mobility. He’s always aware in all three zones and defends with a physical edge, using his frame to separate pucks and size to clear the crease. He moves the puck well and has a good outlet pass. (August 2013)

Aaron Vickers – Future Considerations

“Another sizable defenseman, Glover is a rangy rearguard who covers a lot of ground well. He’s a solid player at both ends of the ice and moves the puck decisively. He ended the regular season with 22 assists. Glover has good mobility and footwork and can take the body. Earlier this season Glover was listed by several scouting services as a potential first-rounder. He’s fallen back a bit, but his pro potential remains high.

Chris Peters – United States of Hockey

Statistics:

Bio/Interview(s)/Links:

Interview with Hockey’s Future

Profile on Last Word On Sports

International Tournaments:

Glover helped Team USA win a bronze medal (U17) and gold medal (U18). He also played in the Youth Olympic Games.

ETA:

3-4 years

Risk/Reward Analysis:

Risk: 2/5   Reward: 3.5/5

NHL Potential:

2nd pairing two-way defenseman

Strengths:

Size

Skating

Anticipation

Pokecheck

Positiong

Makes smart plays

Lateral movement

Flaws/Aspects He Needs To Work On:

Adding muscle to his tall frame

Fantasy Hockey Potential:

Offensive: 6/10    Defensive: 5/10

NHL Player Comparison:

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THW’s The Next Ones prospect profile template design architect: Chris Ralph

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Shawn started at The Hockey Writers in 2011 covering junior hockey/NCAA/European leagues for the site. In 2013, he became the Lead Writer for the Philadelphia Flyers.
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