Jake Hauswirth
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Jake Hauswirth

Hometown:

Merrill Wisconsin

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-02-16

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Drafted:

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

Trade with Florida, 2011

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Hauswirth played for the Marquette Rangers of the NAHL. He scored 21 goals with 19 assists and had 74 PIM in 55 games.

2007-08: Hauswirth scored 13 goals with 10 assists and was +16 with 36 PIM in 57 games for the USHL Omaha Lancers. He scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was +6 with 10 PIM in 13 playoff games as Omaha won the USHL's Clark Cup. Hauswirth was invited to the 2008 Capitals development camp and played well.

2008-09: Hauswirth doubled his offensive production in his second year with Lancers. He scored 28 goals with 24 assists and was +16 with 22 PIM. Hauswirth scored five times on the power play and three of his goals were game-winners. He had 1 goal and was -2 in three playoff games. Hauswirth originally committed to playing college hockey at Michigan Tech but instead signed a free agent, three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals in May.

2009-10: Hauswirth spent his first season of pro hockey with the Capitals' ECHL affiliate South Carolina. He scored 17 goals with 27 assists and was +17 with 24 assists for the Stingrays. In the playoffs, Hauswirth was a healthy scratch for the first three games but had an assist on the game-tying goal and was +2 in Game 4 against Cincinnati. The Stingrays won 3-2 in overtime to avoid elimination in the best-of-five series. Hauswirth also played in Game 5 but was not on the scoresheet in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Cyclones, who would go on to win the Kelly Cup. Hauswirth spent time with Hershey during their Calder Cup playoff run following the Stingrays' playoff loss but did not play in any AHL playoff games.

2010-11: Hauswirth spent his second season in pro hockey in the ECHL – beginning the season with South Carolina and ending the year with Cincinnati. Hauswirth played 37 games for the Stingrays and scored 10 goals with 4 assists and was +4 with 8 PMs. Hauswirth's NHL rights and a draft pick were included in a trade deadline, salary-shedding deal between Florida and Washington for defenseman Dennis Wideman and he finished the season with the Cincinnati Cyclones. In 12 games with the Cyclones he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -5 with 8 PMs. He did not see any action in the playoffs for Cincinnati.

 

Talent Analysis

Hauswirth is a tall forward with some goal-scoring capability who can skate and play both center and wing. His energy, size and scoring ability are intriguing assets. He has some decent stick handling skill and is willing to drive the net to create a scoring chance. He is also valuable as a penalty killer.

 

Future

Hauswirth has been dealt to the Dallas Stars from the Panthers.  Hauswirth has the size and two-way mentality of a lower line forward and but still has a long way to go as a prospect. Having played neither major junior nor college hockey, he is learning as he goes through his professional career this far, but at this point, Hauswirth is a long-shot to reach the NHL.