SenShot, on behalf of the Ottawa Senators are pleased to select defenseman Jacob Troubadour from the USA under 18 National Development Program.
With Cody Ceci and Olli Maatta gone off the board in the last few picks, Trouba is the best blueliner still on the board. Ranked as high as third by some scouts entering the draft, Trouba could be one heck of a steal at #15.
At 6’2″ and 200 lbs, Trouba has the potential to be a top end defenseman and a potential future partner for Erik Karlsson. He was a member of the disappointing US team at last year’s World Juniors, and should be a mainstay for another two years. Trouba is about three years away from NHL action, and the future University of Michigan Wolverine will have plenty of time to develop at both ends of the ice. He is a physical presence with some offensive upside.
Here is some video to get to know Trouba.