Jaccob Slavin
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Jaccob Slavin

Hometown:

Erie Colorado

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1994-05-01

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

4th round (120th overall), 2012

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: A native of Erie, Colorado, Jaccob Slavin skated for the Colorado Thunderbirds. He played 13 games with the club’s U16 team and had one assist on a team that won 18 of 19 games in league play. Slavin did not participate in the Tier 1 National Championship tournament where the Thunderbirds were a perfect 9-0. In 30 games with the Thunderbirds’ U15 team he scored 5 goals with 11 assists and had 2 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Slavin appeared in 17 USHL games with the Chicago Steel,  skated in 15 games for the Colorado Thunderbirds’ U18 team and was a captain for the Thunderbirds’ U16 squad. He scored 1 goal and was minus-15 with 10 penalty minutes during his time with the Steel. Chicago finished with the USHL’s worst record – winning just nine games. In 15 U18 games Slavin scored 1 goal. In 24 games with the U16 squad in the first half of the season he scored 3 goals with 16 assists and was plus-26 with 14 penalty minutes. Slavin committed to playing college hockey at Colorado College in 2013-14.

2011-12: Slavin was the leading scorer amongst defensemen for a much-improved Steel team in his first full USHL season. Slavin was third amongst all Steel skaters with 27 assists and scored 3 goals with 12 penalty minutes and a plus-six plus/minus in 60 games for Chicago. The Steel finished three points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference; winning 25 games. Not among the 210 North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft, Slavin was selected by Carolina in the fourth round (120th overall).

2012-13: Slavin returned to Chicago for his second season in the USHL and played for the gold medal-winning USA squad at the 2012 U19 World Junior A Challenge. In 62 USHL games he scored 5 goals with 28 assists and was -18 with 6 penalty minutes. The Steel finished fifth in the Eastern Conference, 10 points behind Muskegon for the final playoff spot. Slavin had no points or penalty minutes in four games at the WJAC.

2013-14: Slavin was the leading scorer for Colorado College and was named the National College Hockey Conference rookie of the year as a freshman. He played for the USA at the 2014 World Juniors. In 32 games for the Tigers he scored 5 goals with 20 assists and was plus-2 with 11 penalty minutes. Three of his five goals were scored on the power play. Colorado College finished seventh in the first-year NCHC and lost to North Dakota in  a three-game quarterfinal series. Slavin scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was plus-1 in five games at the WJC. The USA finished fifth after a loss to Russia in the quarterfinals. 

Talent Analysis

Slavin was the leading scorer for a disappointing Colorado College team in his freshman season in 2014-15 but his pro potential is more that of a versatile defender capable of playing in all situations as opposed to a pure offensive defenseman. He should continue to develop both his technical skills and tactical game while skating for the Tigers and former NHL assistant coach Mike Haviland. Slavin plays with consistent effort and is a team leader.

Future

Slavin is in his sophomore season at Colorado College in 2014-15. The Tigers have gotten off to a slow start in adjusting from the wide open style of long-time coach Scott Owens to the more systems-oriented game preferred by current coach Mike Haviland. With injuries to the defense corps Slavin played more minutes than expected early in the year; sacrificing some of his offensive game to play a more defense-oriented game. Slavin is still developing as a prospect but the fact that he can adapt his game to the situation required — and has the requisite physical and technical skills to play those roles — suggests he can be an effective defenseman at the pro level.

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