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A Ahead With A Heavy Shot

Jason Siedem
2023 UNH Commit

“Jason is an effective measurement ahead with a heavy shot.” Impartial Zone, September, 2022

Jason Siedem

Ahead, 6’0″, 185 lbs. Shoots Proper
Hometown: Madison, New Jersey
DOB: October 17, 2002; 20 years, 2 months
Impartial Zone Score: 3.75 out of 5 Stars
Present Groups: Blackfalds Bulldogs (Alberta Junior Hockey League)
Dedicated to UNH on October 17, 2022 at Age 20 years.

2022 Spotlight Reel

In our interview, Jason Siedem stated “I consider I can slot in and assist create objectives” with UNH subsequent season. This spotlight reel exhibits 4 of Siedem’s objectives from the primary half of the 2022-23 season with the Blackfalds Bulldogs (AJHL).


I had a possibility to interview Jason Siedem, by way of electronic mail, about his hockey profession and dedication to UNH:

Mike Lowry: Congratulations in your dedication to play for the College of New Hampshire. How did you first develop into desirous about UNH? What are the primary causes you selected UNH?

Jason Siedem: UNH is a superb college, lovely campus and has an awesome hockey custom. The crew performs in among the best conferences within the nation and it’s a good spot to develop my hockey.

Mike Lowry: In January, 2017, if you had been a 14-year-old eighth grader, you and your older brother Ryan verbally dedicated to Boston Faculty. In late 2018, your dedication to BC ended. What elements entered into that call?

Jason Siedem: My brother Ryan selected to depart the NTDP after his first 12 months there. He had the chance to affix one other USHL crew and play a a lot larger position. We felt that this was the most effective path for his improvement. BC did not agree with that call, so we determined it was finest for all of us to half methods.

Lowry: Whenever you renewed the recruiting course of, what school packages, aside from UNH, did you think about? Which colleges did you go to and which of them made a proposal to you?

Siedem: I used to be being recruited by quite a lot of D-1 colleges, together with two from out west and two others within the east. I felt that UNH was the most effective match for me when you think about the standard of the varsity, and the extent of the hockey program. I additionally felt good about my reference to the teaching employees.

Lowry: At this stage in your hockey improvement, what are the strengths of your sport? What areas are you attempting to enhance?

Siedem: I’ve been a constant offensive producer at each degree of hockey that I’ve performed and I consider that I will probably be in school as effectively. I feel I will be useful to UNH subsequent season offensively. Nonetheless, I’ve additionally develop into a a lot better defensive participant throughout juniors. Within the final two seasons I’ve develop into far more expert on the defensive facet of the puck and I plan to ship sturdy defensive play to UNH as effectively. I feel I generally is a sturdy contributor as a two-way participant.

Lowry: In your profitable freshman season with the Avon Previous Farms Winged Beavers in 2017-18, you scored 10 objectives and 12 assists in 22 video games and tied for second in crew scoring. Over the next 3 seasons, you performed solely 10 video games with AOF. What elements restricted your play with the Winged Beavers?

Siedem: I confronted some well being points at Avon, that decreased my taking part in time after my freshman season. I confronted two accidents to my again and one other to my ankle in my senior 12 months. It was robust to undergo that, however trying again now, it’s a supply of power to me. I came upon how a lot hockey means to me, and in addition I’ve a historical past of overcoming challenges which provides me a way of resilience in future battles.

Lowry: Early final season, you went to the opposite facet of North America to play for the Blackfalds Bulldogs within the Alberta Junior Hockey League. You had been the Bulldogs’ second main scorer with 17 objectives and 27 assists in 49 video games. To date this season, you are third in crew scoring with 12 objectives and 27 assists in 34 video games. Should you mirror again over the past 6 years, how would you examine the participant you might be at 20 years outdated with the way in which you had been at 14? Do you have got any regrets over committing to a school hockey program at such a younger age?

Siedem: In some ways my sport is similar to once I was a Bantam and I dedicated to Boston Faculty. So long as I can bear in mind, I’ve been expert with the puck. I see the play develop very clearly and I’ve all the time made good choices with the puck. I like creating alternative for my line mates, and actually get pleasure from shifting pucks to them in open area the place they’re in place to make a play. Additionally, I’ve a fast launch and I can can rating objectives. I’m larger now then I used to be as a bantam. I’m extra profitable at profitable puck battles now then I used to be then and higher at inflicting turnovers. I’m additionally a lot better defensively now than I used to be as a bantam and in highschool.

Lowry: Have you ever had a possibility to observe the present UNH crew play? If that’s the case, how do you assume you may assist the crew if you be a part of it?

Siedem: I’ve watched the UNH crew, and the crew has many proficient gamers. I consider I can slot in and assist create objectives. I’m excited to get there and assist the crew win.

Impartial Zone Scouting Reviews

AJHL Sport Report, September, 2022

“Jason is an effective measurement ahead with a heavy shot. He performed the R flank on the PP the place he moved the puck effectively with the PP QB, all the way down to the R submit, or with cross-ice appear passes. He had a number of arduous wrist pictures on objective from the R flank place on the PP. He assisted on their lone objective early on when he backed off the Dman down the R facet and laid a drop move on the high of the R circle for his teammate to skate into.”

Avon Previous Farms Christmas Classis, January, 2020

“Jason regarded good right here. His sport is inconspicuous however the extra we watched, the extra we appreciated. He performed slippery alongside the wall as he rode contact, obtained off checks and guarded the puck. He performed a poised sport with possession and isn’t a threat to show pucks over. His imaginative and prescient is superb and he has the arms to get pucks on his teammates tape. Threw some sauce and has fast arms to create laned when obligatory. He used his level males within the offensive zone and excelled under the dots. Jason had a number of probabilities and may be capable to chip in because the season goes on. He’s a participant that has been by way of some trials however we appreciated his sport loads as he performs the appropriate method. Excessive upside.”

World Selects Invite, June, 2017

“The late ’02 is the youthful brother of NTDP U17 defenseman Ryan Siedem. Jason is a extremely expert prospect in his personal proper. He buzzed across the ice right here, dangled opposing defenders in open ice and out of the corners and confirmed a excessive compete degree. He’s an elusive skater with glorious puck management and stickhandling capability. He sat again and let the play develop in entrance of him and different instances he took cost and pressed the tempo.”

“He has a robust shot and shoots to attain, has good contact on his passes and confirmed a multi-dimensional ability set the place he can be utilized in practically any scenario. He additionally confirmed separational velocity by way of the impartial zone and was capable of draw back from opponents and go in on their lonesome on goaltenders. Our solely critique was his skinny construct and lack of bodily play which ought to develop over time. He scored 5 objectives and chipped in 2 assists over 6 video games.”

Youth, Prep/Excessive College, & Junior Hockey Statistics

Participant Season Crew League GP Objectives Asst Pts PIM
Jason Siedem (F) 2022-23 Blackfalds Bulldogs AJHL 34 12 27 39 14
2021-22 Blackfalds Bulldogs AJHL 45 16 27 43 20
Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2
Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL 3 0 2 2 2
2020-21 Avon Previous Farms College New England Prep 1 0 0 0
2019-20 Avon Previous Farms College New England Prep 9 1 4 5
2018-19 Madison Excessive College USHS-NJ 16 18 34
New Jersey Rockets 16U USPHL 16U 16 13 21 34 2
Playoffs 3 1 2 3 0
Avon Previous Farms College New England Prep 1 0 0 0
NV River Rats 16U 16U AAA 15 4 11 15
Crew Columbia USA Choose 16 5 0 0 0 4
2017-18 Avon Previous Farms College New England Prep 25 10 12 22
North Jersey Avalanche 16U T1EHL 9 4 3 7 4
AYHL 16 2 2 0 2 2
Crew Forest USA Choose 15 3 1 2 3
2016-17 NJ Devils Youth 14U AYHL 14U 17 18 21 39 10
Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2015-16 NJ Devils Youth 13U AYHL 13U 28 37 31 68 28



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