Manor LA Kings Select Jared Woolley No. 164 – What You Need to Know


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The Los Angeles Kings traded up to select Jared Woolley at No 164 overall in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

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Date of Birth: February 27, 2006
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 207 lbs
Shoots: Left
Team: London Knights
League: OHL
Position: Defense

Statistics for 2023-24 Season
OHL: 37 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, 21 PIM, Plus-6
OHL-Playoffs: 16 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, 4 PIM, Plus-0

Awards for 2023-24 Season


From Hockey Prospect:

In his first stint with the Knight in the regular season, Woolley looked like he had played in the league before. He was very calm and poised and did not rush plays up ice with the puck, instead creating some strong breakouts with well read outlet passes. In viewings of his time in the GOJHL and watching his early stint with London, it was clear he was ready for a bigger role with the team and he proved to be a solid option in his limited minutes in all three zones despite being a primarily defensive defenseman in London. Woolley will take hits to make plays and does not rush plays up ice, instead making strong and accurate passes in and out of his own end. As a rush defender, Woolley positions himself well to box out players and is generally tough to beat but will need to be more consistent with his footwork as not only on the rush but in coverage he can get evaded by quick and craft forwards in tight.

From Elite Prospects:

Woolley has the play-creation mindset and physicality to become a top OHL defenceman when he gets the opportunity. In transition, he’s always looking for the high-value breakout pass and deceives opponents to get it. He joins rushes, walks in space before firing, and tries to set up chances around the slot

From McKeen’s:

Woolley is a likely draft pick for a few reasons. The first is that he has good size, decent mobility, and sound defensive instincts. The second is the trust that NHL scouts and staff have in the London Knights development model. However, we’re not sure we see a player with much, if any, offensive upside. Even the best stay at home defenders has to be adequate with the puck and able to withstand the pressure of a forecheck. Woolley’s puck skill and confidence is limited currently. As an FYI, he is not the son of former NHL defender Jason Woolley, as we’ve seen some speculate.


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