Excellent news: a high-powered attacker is likely to fall to the Edmonton Oilers at 14th overall

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Jarvis is just 5-feet, 10 inches, 172 pounds, but Elite Prospects says of him: “His ability to work in tight spaces seems as good a place as any. Jarvis is one of the best attackers in the draft with a defender on his back; he seeks out pressure with gear-changes or stops-and-starts, then creatively pulls away with an arsenal of moves. As a gifted passer and shooter, he’s the type of player who wants the puck on his stick.”

Some draft analysts are bullish on the player, including Mark Edwards, who has him ranked 7th overall, Corey Pronman 12th, Sean Patrick Ryan 9th, Steve Kourianos 11th and Cam Robinson 10th.

Inthe consensus rankings — an averaging of how public draft analysts players — Jarvis ranks 15th, with forwards Conor Zary and Dawson Mercer ahead of him.

I can’t speak to the talent or potential of any of these players, as I don’t watch them closely. but if you go by the numbers Jarvis is a player to be enthused about.

In his draft year, Jarvis scored 1.69 points per game, in the same range as Dylan Strome, Bryan Little, Steven Stamkos, Nikolaj Ehlers and Tyler Seguin in their draft years. There’s no guarantee of great success for any player coming out of major junior, but all of those players were able to keep scoring points in the NHL, with Stamkos putting up 1.04 points per game as an NHLer, 63 per cent of his junior rate of 1.66 per game. Ehlers has retained 42 per cent of his draft year scoring, Seguin 59 per cent, Little and Strome 37 per cent.

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