Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

By Loïc Rainville

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 @Rainvlo2 on Twitter and subscribe to his channel on Youtube for frequent highlights and exclusive shift by shift analysis!

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After a two month break, the Quebec Junior League is back with the bubble/protected environment concept, which seems to be working without issue so far. Lately, big names like Alex Beaucage, Jordan Spence and Samuel Poulin had to bid farewell to their original junior teams. Meanwhile, the league welcomed a few new additions to their clubs.

Also, after a trade request, Joshua Roy (Saint John first overall pick in 2019) has been dealt to Sherbrooke for a similar package as Joe Veleno in 2017. The true reasons of his departure are still unknown, but unfortunately, it looks like some sort of locker room issues were the cause, according to this article by Kevin Dubé from Le Journal de Québec: https://www.journaldequebec.com/2021/01/25/joshua-roy-echange-a-sherbrooke .

The World Juniors in Edmonton also clearly facilitated the case of the European import players for the QMJHL. The import situation has been pretty difficult since October due to Canada’s travel restrictions. Only a few guys like Viljami Marjala and Vasily Ponomarev could make it through the Canadian border. During Christmas, Oleksii Myklukha, Lorenzo Canonica and Attilio Biasa all managed to make their way into Alberta for the tournament. which subsequently made it much easier afterwards to put them on a flight to Québec and the Maritimes. 

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Xavier Bourgault: 

A three goal performance on January 22nd against the Huskies, which was clearly his best performance of the season so far in my opinion. He was all over the ice moving his feet and playing with tenacity; just distributing the puck to his teammates with such ease and simplicity. Bourgault was a dominant force every shift which finally justified his “A” rating by NHL Central Scouting in my eyes. Unfortunately, he’ll have to miss a couple of games after leaving the Rimouski bubble for an operation. 

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Evan Nause:

Pretty rough start out of the break for Evan Nause. During the January 23th and 24th games, he was demoted to the 3rd pairing, lost his penalty kill time and was downgraded to the 2nd power play unit. The execution and decision making were relatively poor. Nause shows skill and intensity games after games, yet he still struggles to really demonstrate he’s the true number one defenseman for his team yet.

shift by shift of Evan Nause 01-23-21

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2021 NHL Draft Class

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas1881220Val D’Or
2003-05-14FCole Huckins1571219Acadie-Bathurst
2003-08-06CJoshua Roy1610919Sherbrooke
2002-10-22RWXavier Bourgault1311617Shawinigan
2003-01-15RWOlivier Nadeau1431316Shawinigan
2003-05-15LWZachary L’Heureux148715Halifax
2003-09-01CRobert Orr177815Halifax
2003-03-25CRiley Kidney155813Acadie-Bathurst
2002-10-11LDWilliam Trudeau164913Charlottetown
2003-01-29LWViljami Marjala1021113Quebec
2002-11-27RWWilliam Dumolin175712Rimouski
2003-05-05LDCameron Whynot153710Halifax
2003-05-04LWCam MacDonald14549Saint John
2003-02-24CZachary Bolduc11538Rimouski
2003-01-20CPeter Reynolds15448Saint John
2003-05-18RDOscar Plandowski16167Charlottetown
2003-01-07LDCharles-Antoine Pilote13246Moncton
2002-11-23FManix Landry11426Gatineau
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau19246Rimouski
2003-05-01LWJames Malatesta11246Quebec
2003-03-12LDTyson Hinds14156Rimouski
2003-01-04CZachary Dean9325Gatineau
2003-04-28RWAnthony Bedard12145Shawinigan
2003-04-07LWCole Foston8235Halifax
2003-05-31CAlexis Morin14325Drummondville
2003-02-18CMaxime Pellerin14325Victoriaville
2003-01-20LDEvan Nause11224Quebec
2003-04-03RWAndrew Belchamber9224Baie-Comeau
2003-02-02CDomenic Leblanc13123Moncton
2003-09-03CLorenzo Canonica4202Shawinigan
2002-11-25COleksii Myklukha4011Rouyn-Nouranda

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2022 Draft Class

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2004-03-21CMarkus Vidicek185914Halifax
2004-04-15CJordan Dumais154711Halifax
2004-01-02CJames Swan185712Halifax
2004-07-04CSam Oliver164711Charlottetown
2004-07-28LWAntonin Verreault133912Gatineau
2003-11-06CNathan Gaucher10358Quebec
2004-06-18RWDonovan Arsenault20358Rouyn-Nouranda
2004-02-29LWYoan Loshing13336Moncton
2004-03-04LDJake Furlong18066Halifax
2003-12-30LWAlexis Gendron11415Blainville-Boisbrand
2004-01-12RDTristan Luneau13145Gatineau
2004-07-11CJustin Cote14235Drummondville
2004-03-25LDJeremy Langlois17134Cape Breton
2004-03-25CSamuel Savoie13213Gatineau
2004-07-15RDNoah Warren12022Gatineau

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