30-Year-Old Defenseman – Tampa Bay Lightning
Scott Jackson Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Lightning in July of 2011.
The Lightning placed Jackson (knee) on waivers Thursday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Scott Jackson.
Jackson tries hard; he really does. But life really sucks for big, slow, lead-footed defenders. He relies on perfect positioning to keep shooters from his own net but even that's a struggle at the AHL level. We fear for him at NHL game speed; we really do.
Jackson is a big stay-at-home defender who is equally adept in a bone crunching or cerebral style. He profiles as a Cory Sarich type, a guy who will give you 15-18 points and 40 PIMs. That ain't much when it comes to fantasy but he'll be adored by his goaltender at every level.
Jackson is a big, nasty crease clearer who'll probably top out like Cory Sarich if he makes the NHL. He's nowhere near right now.
Jackson is a crease clearer; nothing more and nothing less. And that makes his fantasy value largely irrelevant.
Good potential, but the Blues are not rushing his development. Not expected to be a fantasy force for a couple of years yet.
Character, character and more character punctuate any assessment of Scott Jackson. He's a big (6'4" and 198 lb) defensive defenseman who simply loves to hit (and boy can he hit). He has worked hard to improve his skating but he still lacks the explosive first step that will differentiate him from his peers on the climb to the NHL.