Jacob De Serres
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Jacob De Serres

Hometown:

Calgary Alberta

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1990-03-18

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2008

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

3rd round (84th overall), 2008 by PHI

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: After an outstanding season with Seattle of the WHL where he played in 34 games and held a GAA of 2.28 and .922 save percentage, DeSerres saw his stock rise going into the draft.

Selected 3rd round (84th overall), 2008 by Philadelphia.

2008-09: Lost his starting job in Seattle to 16-year-old Calvin Pickard.

Talent Analysis
He displays very good lateral mobility as well as excellent rebound control and positioning when facing shooters.  DeSerres also utilizes his big frame to take away the majority of the net and challenges attacking players aggressively when the situation calls for it. 
Future
Has another year of junior to go, but could be traded given his situation.

Misfortune and lost potential define Philadelphia Flyers’ 2008 draft class

by Chris Shafer
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Photo: Agitating forward Zac Rinaldo is the only member of Flyer's 2008 draft class to currently play on their NHL roster. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The 2008 Draft Class for the Philadelphia Flyers is an odd look at a success that could have been. It is not as if the organization should chalk the entire year as a front office failure, but it does boast a few cautionary tales of how doing everything seemingly correctly can still bring about disastrous consequences. A team can prepare for the worst but bad luck can find anyone at any time.

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