NHL Mock Draft: Beichler’s Top 60 Player Rankings

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Jared McCann poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number twenty-four overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Jared McCann poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number twenty-four overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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If Bean was more solid defensively, he could be a top-five pick.

Full Player Profile: Jake Bean

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Jake Bean

Defense, Calgary Hitmen, WHL

Back to defense. Jake Bean is perhaps the defenseman with the highest offensive potential in this draft class. He is, unlike Juolevi or Chychrun, a purely offensive player and if you aren’t willing to live with his defensive play, you shouldn’t take him.

Bean excels whenever he gets the puck, whether that is deep behind his own net or at the opposing blue line. He plays outstanding breakout passes, can skate the puck out of danger and make plays in the offensive zone. Because of his skating, puck skills and vision, scouts envision him as a powerplay quarterback and someone who can start plays from the defensive zone.

If Bean was more solid defensively, he could be a top-five pick.

Full Player Profile: Jake Bean

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