Jake Massie

Hometown:

Hudson Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1997-01-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Carolina Hurricanes, September 2015

Weight:

172 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Jake Massie skated for the hockey program at John Rennie High School in Point Claire, Quebec. In 24 games he scored 1 goal with 4 assists. 

2013-14: Massie moved into a prominent role as a puck-moving defenseman in his second season at John Rennie. In 30 games he scored 9 goals with 14 assists. Massie was selected by Saint John in the fifth round (91st overall) in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft

2014-15: Massie transferred to defending New England prep small school champion Kimball Union Academy and skated for the Boston Junior Bruins U18 team. He scored 5 goals with 15 assists in 34 games for the Wildcats. KUA earned the final spot in the Elite 8 prep tournament, upsetting top-seeded Exeter before falling to eventual champion Salisbury in the semifinals. Massie scored 6 goals with 5 assists and 20 penalty minutes in 14 games for the Junior Bruins. In March 2015 he committed to playing college hockey at Massachusetts-Amherst in 2015-16. He was selected by Omaha in the second round (27th overall) in the 2015 USHL Draft. Massie was ranked 80th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine. He was selected by Carolina in the sixth round (156th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Massie is a rangy defenseman who is ahead of the curve in his own zone but needs to sharpen his offensive skills. Massie is pretty raw but improves with each game.

Future

Massie should have adequate time to marinate: he will play one year in the USHL with Omaha before joining UMass-Amherst in 2016-17. His trade from Carolina to Chicago puts him with an organization with a much greater need for defensive depth.

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