Jack Dougherty
Born (1996-05-25)May 25, 1996,
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
AHL team
F. teams
Belleville Senators
Milwaukee Admirals
Rochester Americans
NHL Draft 51st overall, 2014
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2016–present

Jack Dougherty (born May 25, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the Belleville Senators in the American Hockey League (AHL). Dougherty was selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round (51st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Dougherty was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He was rated as a top prospect[1] who was projected as a possible first round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[2] He trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team during the 2013–14 season,[3] and was invited to participate in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.[4] In October 2013 he committed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team of the NCAA Big Ten Conference.[5]

On July 24, 2015, Dougherty signed a three-year entry level contract with the Predators. As a result, Dougherty was sent to the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, the team which held his major junior rights.[6]

Prior to the 2018–19 season, on October 1, 2018, Dougherty was traded by the Predators to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Nicholas Baptiste.[7] With the Sabres' AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, he compiled 2 goals and 10 assists for 12 points in 56 games from the blueline.

Following the conclusion of his entry-level deal with the Sabres, on June 25, 2019, Dougherty was not tendered a qualifying offer by Buffalo, releasing him to free agency.[8] On July 10, 2019, Dougherty agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Belleville Senators, affiliate to the Ottawa Senators, on July 10, 2019.[9]

International play[edit | edit source]

As a 16-year-old he was named to the USA U17 Select team to play in the 2012 Five Nations Cup tournament held in the Czech Republic in August 2012.[10] As a 17-year-old, Dougherty was chosen to compete with the American U-18 squad at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament[11] where he won a silver medal,[12] and he also helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.[13]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 St. Thomas Academy USHS 24 0 9 9 8 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 St. Thomas Academy USHS 25 3 21 24 16 3 2 3 5 0
2013–14 U.S. National Development Team USHL 23 4 8 12 34
2014–15 University of Wisconsin B1G 33 2 7 9 29
2015–16 Portland Winterhawks WHL 68 11 41 52 71 4 0 2 2 6
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 2 11 13 32 3 0 0 0 4
2017–18 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 63 1 11 12 36
2018–19 Rochester Americans AHL 56 2 10 12 32
2019–20 Belleville Senators AHL 59 4 11 15 34
AHL totals 256 9 44 53 136 3 0 0 0 4

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States IH18 Silver medal icon.svg 5 1 2 3 10
2014 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon.svg 7 2 2 4 0
Junior totals 12 3 4 7 10

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Honors Year
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Silver Medal 2013 [14]
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game 2013 [15]
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2014 [16]

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