Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

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!

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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.***

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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.

Click here for a full shift by shift analysis of Zachary L’Heureux‘s game from October 23rd courtesy of Loïc Rainville (@Rainvlo).

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-05-14CCole Huckins85712Acadie-Bathurst
2003-05-15LWZachary L’Heureux85510Halifax
2003-03-25CRiley Kidney8257Acadie-Bathurst
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy6426Saint John
2003-01-15RWOlivier Nadeau4156Shawinigan
2002-10-22RWXavier Bourgault4325Shawinigan
2003-09-01CRobert Orr8235Halifax
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau4224Rimouski
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas4224Val D’Or
2002-11-23CManix Landry4314Gatineau
2003-01-20CPeter Reynolds4224Saint John
2003-04-28RWAnthony Bedard4044Shawinigan
2003-05-18RDOscar Plandowski7033Charlottetown
2003-04-07LWCole Foston5213Halifax
2003-05-31CAlexis Morin4213Drummondville
2003-04-03RWAndrew Belchamber2123Blainville-Boisbrand
2002-10-11LDWilliam Trudeau7003Charlottetown
2003-02-24CZachary Bolduc4202Rimouski
2003-05-01LWJames Malatesta2002Quebec
2003-05-05LDCameron Whynot5022Halifax
2003-05-04LWCam MacDonald5011Saint John
2003-01-20LDEvan Nause2101Quebec
2003-02-02CDomenic Leblanc5000Moncton
2003-03-07LDCharle Truchon2000Quebec
2002-10-07LDThomas Belzille4000Rouyn-Nouranda
2003-01-04LDZachary DeanGatineau

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2022 Draft Class

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2004-01-02CJames Swan8347Halifax
2004-03-21CMarkus Vidicek8347Halifax
2004-04-15RWJordan Dumais8347Halifax
2004-07-04CSam Oliver7314Charlottetown
2004-07-28LWAntonin Verreault4134Gatineau
2004-06-18RWDonovan Arsenault4213Rouyn-Nouranda
2003-12-30LWAlexis Gendron2112Blainville-Boisbrand
2004-01-12RDTristan Luneau4002Gatineau
2003-11-06CNathan Gaucher2011Quebec
2004-07-15RDNoah Warren3001Gatineau
2004-07-11CJustin Cote4011Drummondville
2004-03-25CSamuel Savoie4000Gatineau

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