Jerry Laakso is a defenseman that is equally strong in both ends. He is sharp on the blue line on the power play and even strength. Since his stick handling holds high standards and his ability to stay calm is impressive, Jerry is also a player for penalty shootouts.
Jerry does not take lightly on the work in his own end. This can be seen in his aggressive defensive plays, positioning, and gap control. Also, his box play ice time reflects his worth in the defensive game.
What gives Jerry edge in both the offense and defense is his excellent skating technique and speed, which is good enough for the highest leagues in Europe.
As a person, Jerry is calm, goal orientated and focused on his task at hand.