Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

By the OilKnight 11/08/20

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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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Covid-19 Update:

The Chicoutimi Saguenéens are forced to suspend all their activities after one staff member tested positive to the virus. Earlier in the week, they came back from the forced break and played against the Rimouski Océanic. Still no sign of COVID among Saguenéens and Océanic players. 

The QMJHL announced that the seven red zone cities (Gatineau, Blainville-Boibriand, Shawinigan, Chicoutimi, Québec, Drummondville and Victoriaville) will all soon enter a bubble in Quebec City. From November 17th to 27th, every team will play a number of six games. LINK

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2021 NHL Draft Class

Cole Huckins continues to lead the QMJHL in scoring mainly because of his size/reach and good hands around the net. He doesn’t appear to have a real big shot or is fast as another big prospect last year like Brandon Coe, but he has real good instincts & good anticipation around the net. He often trails the play and likes to clean up rebounds. His exhibits excellent vision & is capable of some real nice passes. Quite often he floats a lot through the neutral zone something that needs to be addressed. In terms of a comparison stylistically, think Patrick Maroon. It appears his production is inflated due to size & reach versus smaller QMJHL defenders. (Shift by shift report below).

Friday night, Zachary L’Heureux was kicked out of the game due to incidents that occurred during his fight. He subsequently got a 4 game suspension. L’Heureux has a bit of that Alexis Lafrenière bite to his game in that he isn’t afraid to finish his checks or back away from physicality, which should endear him to NHL scouts. L’Heureux’s skating doesn’t always look the most graceful, but he has a real strong lower base & excellent puck control that allows him to make plays going to the net.

Robert Orr (also known as Bobby Orr), is up to 10 points in 12 games for Halifax. There’s not a lot of flash to Orr’s game. He’s gritty, and has a pretty good shot but the rest of the game is still very much a work in progress.

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-05-14CCole Huckins1261016Acadie-Bathurst
2003-05-15LWZachary L’Heureux116612Halifax
2003-03-25CRiley Kidney124812Acadie-Bathurst
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy116511Saint John
2003-09-01CRobert Orr124610Halifax
2002-10-11LDWilliam Trudeau11178Charlottetown
2003-01-20CPeter Reynolds11437Saint John
2003-01-15RWOlivier Nadeau4156Shawinigan
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas7246Val D’Or
2003-05-04LWCam MacDonald10246Saint John
2002-10-22RWXavier Bourgault4325Shawinigan
2003-05-05LDCameron Whynot9145Halifax
2003-05-18RDOscar Plandowski11055Charlottetown
2002-11-23CManix Landry4314Gatineau
2003-04-28RWAnthony Bedard4044Shawinigan
2003-04-07LWCole Foston6224Halifax
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau8134Rimouski
2003-05-31CAlexis Morin4213Drummondville
2003-04-03RWAndrew Belchamber2123Blainville-Boisbrand
2003-02-24CZachary Bolduc4202Rimouski
2003-02-02CDomenic Leblanc10112Moncton
2003-05-01LWJames Malatesta2002Quebec
2003-01-20LDEvan Nause2101Quebec
2003-03-07LDCharle Truchon2000Quebec
2002-10-07LDThomas Belzille8000Rouyn-Nouranda
2003-01-04LDZachary DeanGatineau

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#42 Cole Huckins shift report – courtesy of Loïc Rainville on Youtube

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2022 Draft Class

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2004-03-21CMarkus Vidicek123710Halifax
2004-04-15CJordan Dumais12459Halifax
2004-01-02CJames Swan12358Halifax
2004-07-04CSam Oliver11426Charlottetown
2004-07-28LWAntonin Verreault4145Gatineau
2004-06-18RWDonovan Arsenault8224Rouyn-Nouranda
2003-12-30LWAlexis Gendron2112Blainville-Boisbrand
2004-01-12RDTristan Luneau4022Gatineau
2004-07-15RDNoah Warren3022Gatineau
2003-11-06CNathan Gaucher2011Quebec
2004-07-11CJustin Cote4011Drummondville
2004-03-25CSamuel Savoie4000Gatineau

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