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NHL Draft: One-game Scouting Report for Jacob Trouba

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
Jacob Trouba is a 6'2", 197 lbs right-handed defensemen. He spent this past season playing for the US Under-18 team. Trouba was the only 94-born player on the US World Junior Championship roster, and is Central Scouting's 13th-ranked North American skater in the 2012 NHL-draft.
This scouting report is from a World Junior Hockey Championship 3-2 loss to Canada on December 31st, 2011. Trouba is a strong puck-mover. He finished the game with an overall grade of 73 to go along with an overall risk/reward rating of 1.68.
He was named the game`s best US player.
It is also important to note that he was the youngest player in the game.
OVERALL GRADE
Trouba earned an above-average grade. His best work was produced in the defensive-zone, where  83% of his event occurred. He had a minus-1 traditional plus/minus, with no points, and no shots on goal.


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WINS38WINS

EVENTS52EVENTS

GRADE73GRADE

PLAYER8


EVEN-STRENGTH RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Trouba earned an above-average even-strength risk/reward rating of 1.63, and an even-strength ratio of 2.64 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He engaged in 3.61 events per-minute played.


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POS37POS

NEG14NEG

RATIO2.64RATIO


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POS/MIN2.62POS/MIN

NEG/MIN0.99NEG/MIN


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EVENTS/ MIN3.61EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD1.63RISK/REWARD


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OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Trouba focused on his defensive-game. He earned an offensive-zone risk/reward rating of only 0.00, and an o-zone ratio of 1 successful play for every 1 unsuccessful play. He recovered 1 loose-puck, and was successful with 1 of 3 o-zone pass-attempts. He engaged in only  0.28 offensive-zone events per-minute of ice-time.

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OZ POS 2 OZ POS

OZ NEG 2 OZ NEG

RATIO 1.00 RATIO

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POS/MIN 0.14 POS/MIN

NEG/MIN 0.14 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 0.28 EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD 0.00 RISK/REWARD

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DEFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Trouba earned an impressive defensive-zone risk/reward rating of 1.42, and a defensive-zone ratio of 2.82 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play; incredible numbers for a 94-born player playing in the WJHC. He won 5 of 6 defensive-zone puck-battles, recovered 8 loose-pucks, and was successful with 9 of 12 pass-attempts. He intercepted 4 Canadian passes, and engaged in 2.98 defensive-zone events per-minute played.


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DZ POS31DZ POS

DZ NEG11DZ NEG

RATIO2.82RATIO


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POS/MIN2.20POS/MIN

NEG/MIN0.78NEG/MIN


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EVENTS/ MIN2.98EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD1.42RISK/REWARD


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NEUTRAL-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Trouba engaged in only 5 neutral-zone events during the game. He earned a neutral-zone risk/reward rating of 0.21, and a solid d-zone ratio of 4 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He lost his only neutral-zone puck-battle, and was successful with all 4 of his attempts to dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone. 


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NZ POS4NZ POS

NZ NEG1NZ NEG

RATIO4.00RATIO


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POS/MIN0.28POS/MIN

NEG/MIN0.07NEG/MIN


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EV/ MIN0.35EV/ MIN

RISK/REWARD0.21RISK/REWARD


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