Blackhawks Prospect Jake Massie Turning Pro

According to a University of Vermont release, defenseman Jake Massie has notified the coaching staff that he will pursue opportunities in professional hockey.

From the release:

The Saint-Lazare, Quebec native saw action in 30 games during the 2018-19 campaign, his junior season. He registered nine points and blocked a team-high 41 shots. He was a 2015 sixth round draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes but the Chicago Blackhawks currently own his rights.

The Blackhawks acquired his rights in a trade on Sept. 11, 2015 in a deal that sent Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and 3rd round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (Keith Petruzzelli) to Carolina for Dennis Robertson, Massie and a 5th round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (Kristoffer Gunnarsson). Chicago later traded the draft rights to Gunnarsson, the 135th overall pick in 2017, to Vancouver with a 6th round pick for the rights to forward Tim Soderlund.

6 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospect Jake Massie Turning Pro

  1. Ian, this seems more like his decision and perhaps not the team’s. He’s probably headed to the ECHL or perhaps Europe. Too bad. He could have been the #1 or #2 defenseman on Vermont.

  2. Wow, forgot about that nice trade by our GM. We gave Versteeg, Nordstrom and a 3rd rounder for…………….. nothing, of course.

  3. Hull65, “for…………….. nothing, of course.” Maybe, maybe not? – Tim Söderlund “Very speedy skater with excellent work ethic. Söderlund is rather shifty and plays with plenty of intensity. Has a decent scoring touch, but can also be used as a role player with his speed and forechecking skills. A great character and team player.” Elite Prospects

    “He doesn’t stop moving his feet in the offensive zone, which makes him tough to defend against, as he’s like a little sparkplug out there” Hockeyprospect.com 2017

    “He uses his puck skills to deke out opponents, as well as to protect the puck along the wall. He doesn’t shy away from working the boards” Futureconsiderations.ca 2016

  4. Hey Hull65 ! Are you a Hawks fan or just a basher…
    Find a life and stop crying!
    Gerant d’estrade qui connais rien!

  5. Hull65 – you hit the nail on the head.
    This is a groaner. I hope for his sake and for the Hawks’ sake is that he is a star in waiting.

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