Jack Maclellan
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Jack Maclellan

Hometown:

Calgary Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-06-05

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free Agent Signing, 2012

Weight:

189 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Jack Maclellan had a good season at Brown University, scoring 15 goals along with 19 assists and a minus six rating in 36 NCAA games. The sophomore winger play on both specialty teams, scoring one power play goal, three shorthanded goals and two important game winning goals for the year.

2010-11: Maclellan had a solid junior year with Brown, scoring 14 goals along with 19 assists and a better plus two rating but was only able to play 25 NCAA games. The hardworking winger again contributed three power play goals, two shorthanded goals and one game winning goal for the year.

2011-12: In his final year with Brown, Maclellan had his best all-round season, scoring 15 goals along with 15 assists in 30 NCAA games. The senior excelled on the power play scoring eight goals along with two shorthanded tallies and four important game winning goals this year. He was signed as a free agent by Nashville to an NHL entry contract in March, 2012.

Talent Analysis

Maclellan fits the Predators' mold perfectly, playing a two-way game that has some offensive upside and a responsible defensive game. The versatile forward can play all the forward positions and in any situation; provide some offense in a top-six role, play a defensive shutdown role on the third line or a checking, energy role on the fourth line. He's a very coachable player with a solid work ethic and is a quick learner. The free agent winger needs to get stronger, work on his skating and overall game while adjust to the speed and size at the pro level.

 

Future

Maclellan will start his first pro season at the AHL level in Milwaukee but needs to play a solid two-way game and contribute some offense in order to stay in the Admirals starting line-up. He could spend time in the ECHL if he struggles with the adjustment to the pro game.

 

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