by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)
THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings – Apr-14: #49
THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #41 (March 2014)
- Hashtag: #TheFourthMan
- Team: #8, USA U18 NDTP, USHL
- Commit: University of Minnesota
- Position: Defense
- Shoots: Right
- Height: 6’3
- Weight: 192 lb.
- Born: Golden Valley, MN, 17-May-96
- Twitter: @JackGlover8
[Your quintessential draft resource: 2014 NHL Draft Guide: The Next Ones]
- 44 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14
- 48 – NHL Combined – Final, Apr-14
- 82 – Craig Button, Mar-14
— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) January 11, 2014
— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) April 28, 2014
— Nate Wells (@gopherstate) February 13, 2014
Jack Glover looks far better defensively from what I saw earlier in the season. Getting fed the tough assignments right now.
— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) April 17, 2014
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- The Pipeline Show (Audio)
- Quote 1: Ryan Kennedy atTheHockeyNews.com, “Size and skating ability are two of Glover’s best attributes and the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has also been a prime playmaker for the NTDP. A University of Minnesota commit, Glover is a right-shot ‘D’ who can rush the puck and just needs to let the game come to him.”
- Quote 2: Leslie Trefffrom Hockey Prospectus, “One of the top defensive prospects in the upcoming draft, Glover is expected to be more of a defensive blueliner than two-way in the pros. With good size and excellent vision on the ice, he is working on gap control and speed. Glover is expected to be a second round selection in the 2014 draft in Philadelphia.”
From the War Room
Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Jack Glover:
- The Fourth Man – Jack is that offensive defenseman who commands time on the power play and is that fourth man on offense when it is even strength.
- Offense – Has the skating ability to be effective on the rush, has the creativity and hands to make his passes very effective, has an effective wrister with a nice trigger and, oh, does he love to make those tapers.
- Defense – Reasonably physical, will use his body, calm when the temperature is turned up, good stick.
- Improvements to make – On offense, Jack could bulk up his slap shot to be more dangerous in power play situations. He also could improve his decision making in potential pinching situations. On defense, experience will likely cause any shortcomings in his gap control to just go away. Overall, like most players his age, a little more weight and strength to his lanky frame would likely result in major benefits on the ice.
- Draft placement – Most rankings (mine included) call for Jack to go in the second round. Will a gold medal in his pocket (Team USA) from the 2014 U18 WJC in Finland help Jack’s cause? It sure won’t hurt; how much it will help, we shall see in June.
- Video 1: MPBAHockey– Tribute
- Video 2: Hockey Canada– Who to keep an eye on for the United States at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Chris is THW’s senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for “The Next Ones” Prospect Profile series, exclusive rankings, mock drafts, as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphYQ on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com