Wed. Mar 3rd, 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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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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GAME TAPE REVIEW

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.

shift by shift of Zachary L’Heureux

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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

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-08-06RWJoshua Roy21131124Sherbrooke
2003-01-15RWOlivier Nadeau1841721Shawinigan
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas1881220Val D’Or
2003-05-14FCole Huckins1571219Acadie-Bathurst
2002-10-22RWXavier Bourgault1311617Shawinigan
2003-05-15LWZachary L’Heureux169716Halifax
2003-09-01CRobert Orr207916Halifax
2002-10-11LDWilliam Trudeau196915Charlottetown
2003-01-29LWViljami Marjala1431114Quebec
2003-03-25CRiley Kidney155813Acadie-Bathurst
2002-11-27RWWilliam Dumolin195813Rimouski
2003-05-01LWJames Malatesta166612Quebec
2003-05-05LDCameron Whynot183811Halifax
2003-02-24CZachary Bolduc155611Rimouski
2003-01-20LDEvan Nause162911Quebec
2003-05-04LWCam MacDonald14549Saint John
2003-05-18RDOscar Plandowski19189Charlottetown
2003-03-12LDTyson Hinds18369Rimouski
2003-01-20CPeter Reynolds15448Saint John
2002-11-23FManix Landry13437Gatineau
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau21257Gatineau
2003-01-04CZachary Dean11347Gatineau
2003-04-28RWAnthony Bedard16257Shawinigan
2003-09-03CLorenzo Canonica8516Shawinigan
2003-04-07LWCole Foston10246Halifax
2003-01-07LDCharles-Antoine Pilote13246Moncton
2003-05-31CAlexis Morin18336Drummondville
2002-11-25COleksii Myklukha8145Rouyn-Nouranda
2003-02-18CMaxime Pellerin14325Victoriaville
2003-04-03RWAndrew Belchamber13224Baie-Comeau
2003-02-02CDomenic Leblanc13123Moncton

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2022 Draft Class

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2004-03-21CMarkus Vidicek2151217Halifax
2004-01-02CJames Swan217815Halifax
2003-11-06CNathan Gaucher146814Quebec
2004-04-15CJordan Dumais185813Halifax
2004-07-04CSam Oliver194812Charlottetown
2004-07-28LWAntonin Verreault153912Gatineau
2003-12-30LWAlexis Gendron15628Blainville-Boisbrand
2004-06-18RWDonovan Arsenault23358Rouyn-Nouranda
2004-07-11CJustin Cote18437Drummondville
2004-03-25LDJeremy Langlois19257Cape Breton
2004-02-29LWYoan Loshing13336Moncton
2004-03-04LDJake Furlong21066Halifax
2004-01-12RDTristan Luneau15246Gatineau
2004-03-25CSamuel Savoie15213Gatineau
2004-07-15RDNoah Warren14022Gatineau

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