Jacob de la Rose - Photo Courtesy of NHL.com

 

 

Jacob de la Rose, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Born: 1995-05-20

Hometown: Arvika, SWE

Drafted: 2013 by Montreal Canadiens, 34th Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2014 - Through 11 games in his first year in North America, de la Rose has just one assist. Despite the positive signs he showed at training camp with his all-around play, his offensive game has a long way to go. Eric Daoust

 

October 2014 - Despite being only 19 years of age, de la Rose made a strong impression at camp with his all-around play. His reliability could land him a spot in the bottom-six sooner than later. Eric Daoust

 

August 2014 - After coming over to train with the organization during their surprising playoff run, the big Swede they call DLR had even bigger expectations heading to development camp. He delivered. The size-speed combination scouts have been raving about for years was on full display. De La Rose impressed during individual drills and dominated throughout scrimmages. Relying on work ethic to compliment his skill, the 19 year old already plays a pro style game. DLR wrecks havoc in the offensive zone with his forecheck causing turnovers and creating chances for himself and teammates. He likes to initiate contact and uses his size very effectively, especially along the boards.

 

 

His eagerness to learn and natural physical abilities will get him a taste of the NHL as early as this season, most likely after a short stint in Hamilton to touch up on some offense and the North American ice. His all-around game and high paced style is a great fit for Montreal and he will quickly become a fan favourite. While he may not have the hands of Marian Hossa, I believe De La Rose is the type of player whose offense will blossom as he develops. Mike Barrett

 

 

June 2014 - With an entry-level contract signed, de la Rose appears set to start his development in North America with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. He does not possess top-end offensive skills but his strong two-way play will help him earn ice time which will help him maximize his point output. Eric Daoust

 

January 2014 - Jacob de la Rose represented Sweden at the Under-20 World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden. He had a strong showing with six points, tied for fifth on the team, along with 21 shots on goal in seven games as his country captured silver. Meanwhile, in 31 contests for the Swedish Hockey League's Leksands IF he ranks fifth among the team's forwards with 10 points. Eric Daoust

 

July 2013 - Jacob de la Rose will play the 2013-14 season in Sweden.

 

July 2013 - Montreal Canadiens second round selection, Jacob de la Rose, was taken 11th overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft by the Windsor Spitfires. If de la Rose decides to sign with and join the Spitfires, he would join fellow Habs prospect Brady Vail. Brendan Ross

 

 

July 2013 - De la Rose was selected by the Canadiens in the second round (34th overall). He could be the guy to eventually inherit Tomas Plekanec's tough defensive assignments. Eric Daoust

 

June 2013 – With Jacob de la Rose you know what you are getting – a two-way forward with great versatility. He enters the 2013 NHL Entry Draft as a fringe first round prospect and that value stems from his ability to play all three positions and eat up tough minutes. De la Rose is a great skater with who employs good physicality but his offensive ceiling is relatively low. Look for de la Rose to develop into a player a coach relies on for tough defensive minutes and become a real quality third line centre. Jacob de la Rose posted a modest six goals and 12 points in 38 games for Leksand. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Two-way versatile winger with great intangible but modest offensive skills. He does have the potential to develop into a player who can provide above average penalty minutes.

 

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