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Jake Dotchin (born March 24, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing under contract with the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL). Dotchin was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Jake Dotchin
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Born (1994-03-24) March 24, 1994 (age 25)
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 161st overall, 2012
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2014–present

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Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

During three seasons in the OHL with the Owen Sound Attack and the Barrie Colts, Dotchin earned 18 goals and 59 assist for 77 points, along with 279 penalty minutes, in 193 games.[1]

Dotchin was drafted by the Owen Sound Attack in the 4th round, 70th overall, in the 2010 OHL Draft. While with the Attack, Dotchin was drafted 161st overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. After playing in 38 games for the Attack during the 2012–13 season, Dotchin was traded to the Barrie Colts in exchange for draft picks.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

On April 19, 2014, Dotchin signalled the beginning of his professional career in signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Lightning.[3][4]

On January 17, 2017, the Tampa Bay Lightning recalled Dotchin from the American Hockey League, and he made his NHL debut 4 days later against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena.[5] On January 31, 2017, Dotchin recorded his first career NHL point and assist at Amalie Arena.[6]

On April 4, 2017, Dotchin was involved in an incident with Boston Bruins Brad Marchand. With the two players battling for position in front Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, Dotchin delivered a cross-check to Marchand, who responded by spearing Dotchin in the groin. Dotchin did not return to the game, while Marchand received a 5-minute major penalty for spearing and a game misconduct. Dotchin was not suspended for the cross-check, but Marchand was suspended two games for the spear.[7]

After being returned to the Crunch at the end of the regular season, Dotchin was involved in another incident with Toronto Marlies forward Frédérik Gauthier, where he received a 5-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct. He later received a 3-game suspension from the AHL.[8]

On July 5, 2017, Dotchin signed a two-year, one-way contract extension with the Lightning valued at $1.625 million.[9] On November 8, 2017, Dotchin recorded his first career NHL goal, which came in a 5-1 Lightning win over the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center.[10]

On September 4, 2018, Dotchin was placed on unconditional waivers for contract termination by the Tampa Bay Lightning, who cited a "material breach of contract."[11] Dotchin cleared waivers the next day.[12] According to sports journalist Elliotte Friedman while on a Sportsnet650 radio talk show, Dotchin had reportedly showed up to training camp "with 25% body fat" and "was extremely out of shape".[13] Bob McKenzie, on TSN 1050 Toronto's First Up radio show, stated that Dotchin "was a good 30 to 35 pounds above his playing weight".[14]

On October 17, 2018, Dotchin was signed to a one-year, $800 000 contract by the Anaheim Ducks.[15] After clearing waivers, Dotchin was assigned to continue to improve his conditioning with AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. During the 2018–19 season, Dotchin was later recalled to the Ducks and registered 1 assist in 20 games.

On June 25, 2019, Dotchin was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Ducks, releasing him to free agency.[16] On July 1, 2019, Dotchin agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Cambridge Winter Hawks GOJHL 41 5 10 15 88 5 1 3 4 8
2011–12 Owen Sound Attack OHL 64 3 16 19 77 5 0 3 3 8
2012–13 Owen Sound Attack OHL 38 2 12 14 39
2012–13 Barrie Colts OHL 28 2 6 8 42 17 1 4 5 25
2013–14 Barrie Colts OHL 63 11 25 36 121 11 3 2 5 13
2014–15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 55 6 14 20 114 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 67 1 10 11 120
2016–17 Syracuse Crunch AHL 35 4 9 13 105 19 0 6 6 43
2016–17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 0 11 11 35
2017–18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 3 8 11 38
2018–19 San Diego Gulls AHL 20 4 3 7 68 6 0 2 2 8
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 20 0 1 1 39
NHL totals 103 3 20 23 112

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colts' Dotchin signs with Lightning". Ontario Hockey League. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "COLTS DEAL FOR DEFENCEMEN JAKE DOTCHIN". barriecolts.com. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bolts Notes: Palat confident he'll play in Game 3". TBO.com. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lightning signs Dotchin". Barrie Examiner. April 20, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  5. ^ @BBurnsNHL (January 21, 2017). "Jake Dotchin makes NHL debut" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Smith, Joe (February 1, 2017). "Jake Dotchin quickly earning Lightning coaches' trust". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Brad Marchand suspension for spearing incident". National Hockey League. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Crunch Defenseman Jake Dotchin suspended three games for hit on Gauthier". rawcharge.com. May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lightning re-sign defenseman Jake Dotchin to two-year extension". NHL.com. Tampa Bay Lightning. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Gilmore, Eric (November 9, 2017). "Top line shines for Lightning against Sharks". National Hockey League. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "Report: Bolts waive Dotchin for breach - TSN.ca". TSN. September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lightning's Jake Dotchin clears waivers after 'breach of contract' - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Sportsnet650 [@Sportsnet650] (September 18, 2018). "Elliotte Friedman: on Jake Dotchin" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "McKenzie: Dotchin showed up 30 lbs overweight". TSN.ca. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ducks sign defenceman Jake Dotchin to one-year deal - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  16. ^ Anaheim Ducks (June 25, 2019). "Qualifying offers announced". Twitter. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  17. ^ "Blues agree to two-way contracts with six players". St. Louis Blues. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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