Red Deer Rebels/WHL
Height: 6’3″/ Weight: 201 lbs
Physical Play Excellent
Offensive Play Good
Defensive Play Below Average
Hockey Sense Great
1. Always seems like he has a chip on his shoulder and is often a catalyst for physical play in the offensive zone.
2. Grubbe is a relentless offensive force with a non-stop motor in pursuit of the puck. Will track down puck carriers and make them pay with physical play.
3. Works productively along the wall + in the cycle as his top end awareness allows him to roll into a scoring position off the wall.
Area’s for Improvement
1. Needs to be more discipled; he can take penalties at the worst times in games.
2. Lacks Explosiveness in his stride to be a great skater at the next level.
After being selected 8th overall in the 2018 WHL import draft by the Red Deer Rebels, Jayden Grubbe scored only 6 goals and 29 goals in 57 games, but there is way more to his game than stats. Jayden Grubbe is a skillful power forward who plays with grit and competitiveness and often the driving force of his lines offensive play. Grubbe plays the game with urgency, plays like he always has a chip on his shoulder. Grubbe is a relentless offensive force with a non-stop motor in pursuit of the puck. He will track down puck carriers and make them pay with physical play. Works productively along the wall and in the cycle his high IQ allows him to roll into a scoring position off the wall. His emotions at times can push him over the edge and lead to discipline troubles. If he is to be an impact player at the next level, he will need to be more explosive, in terms of speed. He displays all the tools to be an effective top 9 forward in the league, with that said, he should be a lock to be a second-round pick.
A skillful power forward who plays with grit and competitiveness.
Style Comparison: Jake Virtanen
NHL Potential: Top 9 Power forward Winger
|2018-19||Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA||AMHL||32||4||26|
|2019-20||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||57||6||29|
|2020-21||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||5||1||3|