2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jake Sanderson


Jake Sanderson

Entering the season, the U.S. NTDP crop paled in comparison to last year’s cavalcade of stars, led by Jack Hughes, Trevor Zegras and Cole Caufield.

But Sanderson delivered heavyweight performances in games against international foes and saw his stock soar as the season went on. “Pretty impressive,” said one scout. “He’s one of the top defensemen in the draft. He’s got a good all-around game, and what stands out is he has a presence at both ends of the ice.”