A few weeks ago, the Carolina Hurricanes selected forward Seth Jarvis with the 13th overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft.
I had said before the draft that Jarvis was potentially the best realistic option for the Hurricanes with their first-round pick. He had excellent production with the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, scoring 42 goals and 98 points in 58 games.
Here’s how Seth Jarvis’ points per game average in his draft year compares to the points per game average of every WHL forward drafted in the top-20 since 2013.
Obviously, there’s more to a player than his production. However, if you haven’t seen Jarvis play, you’re in for a treat.
He plays a high-intensity game and you pretty much always know when he’s on the ice. Jarvis is an extremely fun player to watch and loves carrying the puck into the zone. He can complete some great passes but is also more than capable of getting into a good spot for a shot. He may only be 5-foot-10, which could have worried some teams but he more than makes up for that with his talent and work ethic.
Jarvis is likely to return to the WHL this season, where we can probably expect him to dominate the competition once again. With another strong season, it probably wouldn’t be shocking to see him compete for a spot with the Hurricanes in the 2021-22 season.
Either way, Jarvis was a great pick for Carolina and I think there’s an excellent chance we look back on him as a steal for the Hurricanes at 13th overall.
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Here’s today’s poll question (results and discussion will be posted in a future article):
What do you think Seth Jarvis' role will be in Carolina's lineup long-term?