Here is a look at Jared Aulin, courtesy of the Avalanche page on Hockey’s Future:
Ranked 20th on the Central Scouting Service Mid-Term Report, his final ranking is 39th … Selected 6th overall in the 1997 WHL bantam draft … Played for the Western Conference in the 2000 WHL All Star Game … Participated in the 2000 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game … Was an alternate captain for the Blazers this season … Finished fifth in team scoring this year with 17 goals and 38 assists in 57 games … Played through a series of injuries this season … Was named the WHL’s Western Conference Player of the Month for October this season … Helped Kamloops to the WHL Finals in 1998-99 … Captured a Gold Medal with Canada in the under-18 1999 Four Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic … Won a Gold Medal with Team Alberta in the 1999 Canada Games.
Jared Aulin is a gifted offensive player….quick off the mark, exceptional speed with the puck and sees the ice very well for a young player. Jared has a great shot with a quick release….isn’t afraid to get involved physically…very good at positioning himself when playing down low, enabling him to strip bigger, stronger opponents of the puck….won’t back down from a challenge but is smart enough not to be taken off the ice by a less skilled player just to show toughness….needs to work on playing in his own end and has been doing this while toiling on Kamloops fourth line….Jared has also seen time on the point during the powerplay earlier this season but lately is becoming more of a role player as Kamloops works toward a run at the League Championship. Playing with a winner this year should help Jared learn what it takes to be successful in the future.
A good skater with decent acceleration and good lateral movement … A good puckhandler who plays a finesse-style of game … Very good in one-on-one situations … Has good hockey sense and strong playmaking and passing skills … Is used on the power play and penalty kill … A dangerous offensive player in open ice.