Jack Becker

Hometown:

Mahtomedi Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1997-06-24

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

7th round (195th overall), 2015

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Jack Becker played for the varsity hockey team at Mahtomedi High School in Minnesota as a freshman. He scored 11 goals with 17 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 27 games. The Zephyrs reached the Section 4A semifinals, falling 6-3 to Totino-Grace. Becker was selected by Sioux Falls in the 22nd round (329th overall) in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft. 

2013-14: Becker was the leading scorer for Mahtomedi as a sophomore. In 28 games he scored 25 goals with 16 assists and 20 penalty minutes. The Zephyrs advanced to the Section 4A final, defeating Achiever Academy and St. Paul Academy before falling to Totino-Grace, 5-4. 

2014-15: Becker made his USHL debut — skating in two April regular season games for Clark Cup champion Sioux Falls following his junior season at Mahtomedi. He skated for Team Northeast in the Upper Midwest Elite High School League in the fall prior to the high school year. He was -1 with 1 assist in his brief stint with the Stampede. Becker scored 30 goals with 34 assists and 20 penalty minutes in 29 games for the Zephyrs. Mahtomedi reached the Division A state tournament, defeating St. Paul Academy, 5-2, in the Section 4A final. The Zephyrs defeated New Ulm before falling to East Grand Forks in the semifinals and defeated St. Cloud Apollo, 4-3, to finish third. Becker played 20 games for Team Northeast, scoring 9 goals with 4 assists and 10 penalty minutes. In June he committed to playing college hockey at the University of Wisconsin in 2016-17. Becker was ranked 164th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Boston in the seventh round (195th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Becker plays big and skates with force. At 6-foot-3, he has size and plenty of potential. He also has lots of time to explore that potential given he’s just 18 years old. He’s a long-term project to say the least.

Future

Becker is in his first USHL season with defending champion Sioux Falls in 2015-16, foregoing his final season of high school hockey. Committed to playing for the University of Wisconsin Badgers next season, he has tons of time to work on his game. As with many seventh-round picks he is far from polished as a prospect. Long-term he projects as a second- or third-line center.

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