Jason Demers

Hometown:

Dorval Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-06-07

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

7th round (186th overall), 2008

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: The QMJHL’s leading defensive scorer. Demers (no relation to the Sharks 5th round pick Julien Demers) had 64 points, nine goals and 55 assists in 67 games. He more than doubled his offensive output over the 2006-07 season.

Demers participated with the Sharks rookie tournament squad prior to the 2007-08 season and the club was so impressed they almost signed him as a free agent. Now 20,, his size and skill set could be a steal in the seventh round.

2008-09: The 2008-2009 season saw defender Jason Demers make his pro debut with the Worcester Sharks. He played a career high 78 games, picking up 33 points. Demers’ 2 goals and 31 assists were good for 8th on the Worcester Sharks. Demers was also responsible in his own end, maintaining a +15 plus/minus. In the playoffs, Demers added 4 points in 12 games.

2009-10: Played 51 games in the NHL, posting 4 goals and 17 assists in the process. Also made 15 playoff game appearances where he posted 1 goal and 4 assists. Spent 25 games in the AHL where he registered 4 goals, 13 assists, and 24 PIM.

Talent Analysis
Demers is an offensive defenseman who, while great at shooting and distributing the puck, still needs to learn the finer points of playing in his own zone. He shouldn't be considered a defensive liability, but he is prone to making the occasional error in his own end and takes a lot of risks offensively.

He is particularly effective on the powerplay where he can distribute and shoot the puck effectively from the point.
Future
Will split the 2010-11 season between the AHL and NHL.

San Jose Sharks thieves of day two at 2008 NHL Draft

by Craig Fischer
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Harri Sateri - Worcester Sharks

Photo: Apart from current Sharks Jason Demers and Tommy Wingels, AHL goaltender Harri Sateri is the only other remaining member of San Jose’s 2008 draft class. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

The San Jose Sharks went into the 2008 NHL Entry Draft under unfavorable circumstances not having a pick until the end of the fourth round at number 117. Statistics show, the deeper you go into drafts, the harder it is to convert prospects into NHL players. The move to acquire Brian Campbell for a cup push made things very hard at the draft table.

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