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Jimmy Snuggerud


Snuggerud is a good skater. He isn't going to fly by defenders but can put on some speed when needed.


This is a somewhat underutilized and underdeveloped part of his game. He is good at handling the puck and passing but is rarely driving play.


Snuggerud is a volume shooter with an excellent shot. He excels at getting in a good position to get quick and accurate shots.

IQ (Vision, Anticipation, Panic/Poise):

He is good at getting in position for a breakout pass or a scoring chance. In the offensive zone, he will often find his way to a place by a faceoff dot for a prime shot.


Snuggerud is not often the first forward into the zone or down low


Snuggerud is not often the first forward back or great at breaking up breakouts but there are occasional signs of defensive engagement.

Best Asset:

By far, his best asset is his shot.

Biggest Concern:

I think the biggest concern is his playmaking. However, there is evidence that he can pass well and develop this ability.

Top Tier/Role Potential:

1st line/PP1. Possibly a 40 goal scorer with 20-30 assists.

Justification for Top Tier Assessment:

His shot! Along with the potential to improve his playmaking and defense. I think the ability is there. It just hasn't been fully tapped into.

50th Percentile Tier/Role:

Possibly tops out a 30 goal scorer with 30 assists.

Justification for 50th Percentile Tier Assessment:

If he is limited to a 2nd line and 2nd PP role and can't improve his playmaking and his defense it will limit his ability to rack up points.

Stylistic Comparable:

With his goal scoring ability, he could possibly be a player like Tarasenko who shoots a lot and scores a lot of goals but is light on other peripherals.

Scouts Final Thoughts and Additional Stats/Info:

In the first two games I watched, Snuggerud's overall game didn't look that good to me. He has a great shot and is good at getting into position for good shots. In the third game, I saw more stickhandled, defense and signs that he can be a good playmaker. Snuggerud has recently said that part of the reason he is returning for his junior year is that he recognized that he wasn't good enough this year. I think this recognition bodes well for him.


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