Ice hockey player
| March 24, 1994 (age 21)
Cambridge, ON, CAN (1994-03-24) |
Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
161st overall, 2012
Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (#4 / Defenseman)
Jake Dotchin Wikipedia
Jake Dotchin (born March 24, 1994) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Dotchin was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
During three seasons in the OHL with the Owen Sound Attack and the Barrie Colts, Dotchin earned 18 goals and 59 assist for 77 points, along with 279 penalty minutes, in 193 games.
On April 19, 2014, Dotchin signalled the beginning of his professional career in signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Lightning.
On January 17, 2017, the Tampa Bay Lightning recalled Dotchin from the American Hockey League, and he made his NHL debut 4 days later against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. On January 31, 2017, Dotchin recorded his first career NHL point and assist at Amalie Arena.
On April 4, 2017, Dotchin was involved in an incident with Boston Bruins Brad Marchand. With the two players battling for position in front Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, Dotchin delivered a cross-check to Marchand, who responded by spearing Dotchin in the groin. Dotchin did not return to the game, while Marchand received a 5-minute major penalty for spearing and a game misconduct. Dotchin was not suspended for the cross-check, but Marchand was suspended two games for the spear.
After being returned to the Crunch at the end of the regular season, Dotchin was involved in another incident with Toronto Marlies forward Frereik Gautier, where he received a 5-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct. He later received a 3-game suspension from the AHL.
On July 5, 2017, Dotchin signed a two-year, one-way contract extension with the Lightning valued at $1.625 million.