By the OilKnight
Welcome to the weekly scoring leaderboard for the QMJHL! Here we update you with all the stats for the 2021 & 2022 draft classes so you can track them all year long. Be sure to visit back regularly as we try and profile a different prospect each month. Also, be sure to follow @Rainvlo on Twitter and subscribe to his channel on Youtube for frequent highlights and exclusive shift by shift analysis!
Clarification of events in the QMJHL;
October 2nd: The 2020-21 season begins.
Oct. 5th: Québec Remparts and Blainville-Boibriand Armada can no longer play games due to the virus situation in their regions (Alert level 4 / Red zone).
Blainville-Boisbriand and Sherbrooke Phœnix suspend their activities after a positive COVID-19 test (the two teams played against Oct. 2nd and 4th).
Oct. 7th: A number of 18 persons were diagnosed positive on the Armada side (players and staff members).
Oct. 8th: 8 cases came out positive on the Phœnix side.
Oct. 10th: The Moncton region was classified as an orange zone, or alert level 3, (the rules between Québec and New-Brunswick are different) which postponed Sunday’s game against St. John.
Oct. 14th: The QMJHL suspended all games in the Québec province as multiple cities such as Gatineau, Drummondville etc. were soon turning into a “red zone”.
Oct. 22nd: Moncton is back into yellow zone, which allows the Wildcats to pursue their regular season.
The Drummondville Voltigeurs must suspend their activities after a COVID test came out positive.
Oct. 24th: The count is now up to seven cases in the Drummondville organization.
***Which leads us to today, where only the Maritimes teams are currently playing.***
2021 NHL Draft Class
Cole Huckins of Acadie-Bathurst is your new QMHJL points leader for draft eligibles after 3 weeks. He’s currently riding a 4 game points streak (8 points). Huckins has an intriguing mix of size (6’3″, 200 lbs), speed & offensive ability which should attract NHL teams come next June.
His teammate, Riley Kidney, has also had a strong start to the season. Kidney is smart, crafty center who isn’t afraid to go hard to the net. He appears to have excellent vision & playmaking ability. That duo should be exciting to follow all year.
Joshua Roy is up to 4 goals & 6 points in 6 games for Saint John. The former 1st overall pick in the 2019 QMJHL draft, has good size and a big shot and release. The rest of his game is still a work in progress however and his skating isn’t great. “He kind of reminds me of Blake Murray from Sudbury” – SPR.
Zachary L’Heureux was ranked 9th in our first QMJHL Top 10 prospects list recently which caused a bit of a stir on Twitter. It’s important to note – it’s early and things can change. We also almost completely disregard a prospect’s season as a 16 yr old and judge solely based on what they do in their draft year so it’s a small sample so far. We all prefer NHL translatable skills over production here at the OilKnight Prospect Network which is why our rankings throughout the year might differ than others. For more information on exactly what I’m talking about : The OilKnight System.
|2003-08-06||C||Joshua Roy||6||4||2||6||Saint John|
|2003-03-13||C||Justin Robidas||4||2||2||4||Val D’Or|
|2003-01-20||C||Peter Reynolds||4||2||2||4||Saint John|
|2003-05-04||LW||Cam MacDonald||5||0||1||1||Saint John|
2022 Draft Class
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