By the OilKnight 11/08/20
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!
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.
|2003-08-06||C||Joshua Roy||11||6||5||11||Saint John|
|2003-01-20||C||Peter Reynolds||11||4||3||7||Saint John|
|2003-03-13||C||Justin Robidas||7||2||4||6||Val D’Or|
|2003-05-04||LW||Cam MacDonald||10||2||4||6||Saint John|
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2022 Draft Class
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