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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Tyson Hinds has exploded since his arrival in Rimouski. After being buried on the third pairing in Shawinigan, he is now named the defenseman of the month for January. This is a player who I have had an eye on since last season; big frame, good speed and great defensive game. Similar type as Thimo Nickl (Drummondville – Anaheim 4th round 2020). Now given big minutes, he has been a REAL dominant player so far on his new team. I think this is just the beginning for Hinds…
Gatineau’s 1st round pick from 2020 – Alexei Prokopenko has arrived. He joins a talented 2021 draft class there which includes Landry, Dean & Issac Belliveau.
Speaking of newcomers, Lorenzo Canonica is acclimating quite well in Shawinigan. He’s up to 5 goals & 8 points playing primarily with Canes 2nd rd pick – Vasily Ponomarev.
Oleksii Myklukha is also off to a hot start with 5 points in 8 games for Rouyn-Nouranda.
Joshua Roy has also continued his scoring ways on his new team Sherbrooke. He leads the QMJHL 2021 draft class in points right now with 24 in 21 games.
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Zachary L’Heureux continued proving he’s a decent passer with a good wrist shot. Yet, he also kept showing poor consistency and a concerning deficiency in his skating ability. Moreover, he was benched at the end of the 1st period after a careless interference penalty, which led to Charlottetown scoring on the power play. His punishment gave him energy, however; it wasn’t enough to truly say he played an overall intense game. Unfortunately, work ethic and intensity continue to be his main issues.
For the second time of the season, on February 5th, Zachary L’Heureux was given a suspension. He will be out three games after a vicious crosscheck in the neck of Cédric Desruisseaux (Charlottetown – QMJHL top scorer). Not a good look for the 2021 draft eligible.
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2021 NHL Draft Class
|2003-03-13||C||Justin Robidas||18||8||12||20||Val D’Or|
|2003-05-04||LW||Cam MacDonald||14||5||4||9||Saint John|
|2003-01-20||C||Peter Reynolds||15||4||4||8||Saint John|
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2022 Draft Class
|2004-03-25||LD||Jeremy Langlois||19||2||5||7||Cape Breton|
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