|Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Written by Justin Shemie|
December 2012 – Blacker is having a growing year behind a wealth of veteran players. He has been inconsistent in the third pairing slot but has also been a frequent scratch with the team carrying 8 defensemen. His offensive role is nonexistent with Jake Gardiner, Mike Koska and Paul Ranger eating most of the meaningful power play minutes. Jason Banks
May, 2012 – After four seasons in the OHL, Jesse Blacker played his first year in pro hockey with the Toronto Marlies this season. Blacker is a very calm and poised defenseman with very good positioning. He’s also a great skater who loves to move the puck up the ice. He isn’t overly physical as he focuses on smart defense more than he does on the big hit. He has learned a lot under Marlies Coach Dallas Eakins and may be ready for NHL action next season, at least as a call-up.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Potential to be a top four defenseman who can play in many different situations.
Footage: Blacker steals the puck, skates it all the way up, then snipes it.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 14:28|