Jimmy Lodge
Image: OHL

Jimmy Lodge

Hometown:

Downington Pennsylvania

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-03-05

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

3rd round (84th overall), 2013

Weight:

165 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Jimmy Lodge, a Pennsylvania native, skated for the Toronto Titans midget minor team in the Greater Trenton Hockey League and was invited to USA Hockey’s Select 16 player camp. He scored 18 goals with 25 assists for the Titans. Lodge was selected by Saginaw in the 3rd round (62nd overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: Lodge played 45 games for Saginaw in his first OHL season, scoring 8 goals with 4 assists, and was minus-10 with 10 penalty minutes. Saginaw finished third in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Lodge saw limited ice time in the playoffs; finishing minus-one with no points nor penalties in 11 games.

2012-13: Lodge represented the USA in the 2012 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August and had a breakout season in his second year with Saginaw; particularly after the Spirit traded team captain/former leading scorer Vince Trocheck (Florida). Lodge was the third-leading scorer for the Spirit with 28 goals and 39 assists in 64 games and was plus-four with 28 penalty minutes. The Spirit finished fourth in the West Division and faced London in the first round of the playoffs. Lodge scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was minus-four with 7 penalty minutes in the four game series. In four games at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament he had 2 assists as the USA finished 1-3 in four games. Lodge was ranked 21st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Lodge represented the USA in the 2012 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August and had a breakout season in his second year with Saginaw; particularly after the Spirit traded team captain/former leading scorer Vince Trocheck (Florida). Lodge was the third-leading scorer for the Spirit with 28 goals and 39 assists in 64 games and was plus-4 with 28 penalty minutes. Saginaw finished fourth in the West Division and faced London in the first round of the playoffs. Lodge scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was minus-4 with 7 penalty minutes in the four game series. In four games at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament he had 2 assists as the USA finished 1-3 in four games. Lodge was ranked 21st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Winnipeg in the third round (84th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 2013-14: Lodge suffered a shoulder injury in the USA Hockey U20 evaluation camp in August and was limited in training camp with the Jets before returning to Saginaw for his third OHL season. Missing time due to the shoulder injury and then an early season concussion, he appeared in 59 regular season games for the Spirit and was the team’s fourth-leading scorer. He had 19 goals with 27 assists and was plus-5 with 49 penalty minutes. Eight of his 19 goals were scored on the power play. Saginaw finished third in the West Division and lost in the first round to first-place Erie. Lodge scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was minus-1 with 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

Lodge has good size (6’2), plays a position of value (centre), and has elite offensive passing ability. He can put the puck in the net, but needs to work on getting the most out of his physicality. He is a hard-working, coachable player, and has made huge strides in his game.

Future

Lodge attended training camp with Winnipeg before returning to Saginaw for his fourth OHL season in 2014-15. Yet to sign an entry-level contract with the Jets, he projects to being an effective two-way forward at the pro level. Lodge would re-enter the draft if not signed by June 2015.

(Video) First NHL Goal: Marchenko tally ignites Red Wings third period rally

by Ken McKenna
on

Justin Abdelkader & Alexey Marchenko - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Alexey Marchenko (#47), shown here celebrating his first NHL goal with teammate Justin Abdelkader, has posted 35 points in 91 AHL games over the past two seasons (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

A bit of four-on-four passing magic resulted in the first NHL goal for Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Alexey Marchenko, a goal that would spur his team on to a 4-3 win over the the NHL’s top team, the Nashville Predators. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Generals’ Vande Sompel gearing up for extended playoff run

by Jason Menard
on

Mitchell Vande Sompel - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals defenseman and 2015 prospect Mitchell Vande Sompel is currently fifth in scoring among OHL defensemen with 55 points in 51 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

Mitchell Vande Sompel grew up in London, ON. He was a London Knights’ fan growing up and drew inspiration from some of its biggest stars. And, as a member of the powerhouse Oshawa Generals, the defenseman is looking to join some of the Knights’ famous alumni in the NHL. Read more»

Gillies leads small but impressive group of NHL-drafted goaltenders from the NCAA

by DJ Powers
on

Jon Gillies - Providence College

Photo: Providence College has maintained a presence in the top 15 of the NCAA Hockey rankings, with goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies playing a big part in the team’s success in 2014-15 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

Fifteen NHL-drafted goaltenders are playing in the NCAA this season. Hockey’s Future takes a closer at the top five, all of whom are among the nominees for this year’s Mike Richter Award that was recently announced. This ranking is based on season performance, overall developmental progress and NHL potential. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of Feb. 28th. Read more»

On the Rush, February 2015

by HF Staff
on

Photo: Dylan Sadowy was taken in the third round (81st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks (CHL Images)

Photo: Dylan Sadowy was taken in the third round (81st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks (Courtesy of CHL Images)

 

Welcome to the February edition of On the Rush. It is getting down to crunch time, and soon the playoffs will commence for the players who have managed to advance. In hockey, momentum can be as much of a deciding factor in the postseason as seed order. This month, Hockey’s Future will have a league-by-league look at who is hot, and who is not—as we head into every hockey fan’s favorite time of the year. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Spooner’s OT goal gives Bruins much-needed points

by Ken McKenna
on

Ryan Spooner - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner was third in scoring for the Providence Bruins at the time he was called up to Boston, scoring eight goals and adding 18 assists in 33 AHL games (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

 

It was impeccable timing for the first NHL goal of Boston Bruins‘ forward Ryan Spooner‘s career as his milestone goal came in overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Read more»

Related Articles