Jake Sanderson

Jake Sanderson

U.S. Under-18 National Team

No. 8



Position: Defense

Shoots: Left

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 186 pounds

Birthday: July 8, 2002

Hometown: Whitefish, Mont.

College Team: University of North Dakota

Draft Status: Eligible for 2020 NHL draft


Ice Chips

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite Musical Artist: Travis Scott

Favorite Offseason Activities: I love to go mountain biking in Montana. As well as fishing, golfing and surfing behind the boat in the summer. Just being around my teammates is my favorite thing though.

Other Sports Played Growing Up: When I was in middle school I played badminton, soccer, basketball, volleyball and did track and field 

Favorite City To Play In: Green Bay, Wis.

Who Is Your Hockey Hero: Drew Doughty, I try to play a similar style as him. He is always the most competitive guy on the ice.

Favorite Team Growing Up: Los Angeles Kings

If You Could Be Any Superhero: Ironman, because he can fly

If You Could Travel Anywhere: Costa Rica, because of the surfing and zip-lining

Favorite Hockey Memory: Committing to play at the University of North Dakota

Toughest NTDP Teammate To Play Against: Luke Tuch and Jacob Truscott are hard to play against because they work very hard all the time.

Best Advice Your Dad Has Given You: Always work hard and appreciate everything the game has to offer.

Favorite Pre-Game Meal: My billet always makes Hunter and I chicken and artichoke, with rice.

Best Thing About Your Two Years With The NTDP: Being able to compete with my teammates and best friends daily.



Looking Ahead To The Draft

"I'm obviously excited about the draft, and I know a lot of the guys on our team are going to get drafted, which is super cool. But as for me, whatever team takes me I'll be so thankful."


Stepping Into The Spotlight

Jake was named MVP of 2020 Biosteel All-American Game


For The Record

Jake was named the recipient of the USA Hockey Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year.


Did You Know?

Jake's father, Geoff, played 17 seasons in the NHL with nine different teams. 


Social Side

Instagram: _jakesanderson




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