Checking in on the Prospects: NCAA Edition

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Jackson Blake
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Jackson Blake RW North Dakota

The son of former NHLer and 40-goal scorer Jason Blake, Jackson has shown the ability to put up points (Averaging over a point per game) in his career at North Dakota.  While an undersized forward, Blake is a crafty and creative player; showcasing a high level of skill and hockey IQ.    Blake will most likely need to spend some time in the AHL to develop but he has the potential to be a playmaking winger in the NHL.  As a fourth-round draft pick, Blake could be a potential steal for the Hurricanes.

Future Outlook: Middle Six Winger with powerplay potential