Tomas Jurco Scouting Report- May 2011

Here are my thought on Tomas Jurco of the Detroit Red Wings from May 23rd, 2011.

TOMAS JURCO

Tomas Jurco 23

TEAM:            SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS

LEAGUE:        QMJHL

POSITION:   CENTRE/WING

BORN:            DEC 28, 1992                      

HEIGHT:        6’1’’   

WEIGHT:       183 LBS.

SHOOTS:       LEFT  

NUMBER:       #13

2010-11 STATS:

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
GAMES PLAYED

60

19

GOALS

31

6

ASSISTS

25

12

POINTS

56

18

PLUS/MINUS

46

9

PIM

17

8

PPG

10

PTS/GAME

0.93

SHG

0

FO%   

STRENGTHS:

1.  HANDS AND STICK HANDLING ABILITY

2.  SIZE/STRENGTH

3.  HOCKEY SENSE

 

WEAKNESSES & AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT:

1.  NEEDS TO FIND SOME CONSISTENCY IN HIS GAME

2.  NEEDS TO BE MORE PHYSICAL ALONG THE BOARDS

 

SKILL CATEGORY:

GOAL SCORING FORWARD

SCOUTING REPORT:

JURCO IS A BIG BODY WITH SOME OF THE BEST HANDS IN THE ENTIRE DRAFT CLASS.  HE’S NOT YOUR TYPICAL SHOOTOUT SPECIALIST, BUT HE DOES HAVE A CUPBOARD FULL OF MOVES. HE GOT OFF TO A GREAT START THIS SEASON BUT FADED TOWARDS THE END.

JURCO IS A GAME BREAKER WITH A VERY GOOD SHOT, GREAT SPEED AND UNDERRATED SIZE. HE IS VERY HARD TO MOVE FROM FRONT OF NET AND PLAYS HARD AT BOTH ENDS OF THE ICE.

HIS HANDS AND VISION MAKE HIM A THREAT ON EVERY SHIFT.  JURCO IS A “JOHNNY ON THE SPOT” TYPE PLAYER, AS ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. HIS DEDICATION TO LEARNING ENGLISH SHOWS HIS MATURITY AND DRIVE TO BECOME A PRO.

THE BIGGEST KNOCK ON JURCO, LIKE OTHER YOUNG PROSPECTS, IS HIS CONSISTENCY.  I’VE SEEN HIM IN GAMES WHEN HE WAS THE BEST PLAYER ON THE ICE AND THE NEXT GAME, I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE HIM.  EVEN WITHIN A GAME, HE CAN GO FROM A GREAT SHIFT TO A BAD SHIFT PRETTY QUICKLY.  HE ALSO NEEDS TO IMPROVE HIS DEFENSIVE GAME AS HE CAN BE LATE COMING BACK TO PICK UP HIS MAN. HE’S A BIG BODY BUT COULD BE STRONGER ALONG THE BOARDS AND SHOULD USE HIS SIZE TO INTIMIDATE SMALLER PLAYERS.

NHL POTENTIAL:

TOP SIX FORWARD

PLAYER COMPARISON:

MARTIN HAVLAT

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