Thu. Apr 22nd, 2021

By Sean Patrick Ryan & 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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This week, Manix Landry proved to many why we have been hyping him for so long. He followed up a very solid 2 point effort on Saturday, with a 4 point effort on Sunday which included him scoring a hat trick (2 goals were shorthanded). His wide range of skills were on full display this weekend – Speed, vision, stickhandling, hockey IQ, work ethic, 200 foot game & finishing ability. He truly is the most complete 2021 prospect coming out of the QMJHL this season, and has solidified his status in our Top 32 at the end of the year (- SPR). Shift by shift from Saturday here.

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Landry’s teammate Zach Dean is also heating up. He’s scored in 4 straight games and has 10 points in his last 5 contests. His game is bit more turnover prone and while his decision making can be spotty at times, he might have the bigger upside offensively. Of note, the two typically play on different lines at even strength but both play on the top powerplay.

Meanwhile in Shawinigan, Xavier Bourgault continues his hot streak and has now risen to 2nd place on the leaderboard. He’s scored a very impressive 20 goals in 25 games and has all the makings of a 1st round pick, though consistency (especially work ethic at both ends of the rink) is still a bit of an issue.

Saturday’s contest was a pretty ordinary game for Zachary Bolduc. He registered two points yet nothing too impressive to report overall. He should stay in motion more often, especially on breakouts, and give better support. He was strong on the forecheck with his active stick and almost always forced indirect passes. Clearly, I believe he’s not 100% himself on the wing though. They tried him RW and now LW, but since then, I feel he hasn’t been as dominant as previously when he was the center. His implication and intensity level might significantly upgrade just with this switch. His skating and defensive game should be a better use down the middle in my opinion (- LR).

full shift by shift of Zachary Bolduc 03.20.21

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2021 NHL Draft Class

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BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-01-15RWOlivier Nadeau3083038Shawinigan
2002-10-22RWXavier Bourgault25201434Shawinigan
2003-08-06RWJoshua Roy33191332Sherbrooke
2003-03-13CJustin Robidas31151631Val D’Or
2003-05-15LWZachary L’Heureux26141529Halifax
2003-02-24CZachary Bolduc26101929Rimouski
2002-10-11LDWilliam Trudeau3171825Charlottetown
2003-09-01CRobert Orr32111223Halifax
2003-05-05LDCameron Whynot2851621Halifax
2003-01-29LWViljami Marjala2631821Quebec
2003-05-14FCole Huckins2071320Acadie-Bathurst
2003-01-04CZachary Dean21101020Gatineau
2002-11-23FManix Landry2591120Gatineau
2003-01-20LDEvan Nause2831720Quebec
2003-03-25CRiley Kidney2061319Acadie-Bathurst
2003-05-01LWJames Malatesta2881119Quebec
2003-01-20CPeter Reynolds218917Saint John
2003-03-12LDTyson Hinds2951015Rimouski
2003-09-03LWLorenzo Canonica206915Shawinigan
2002-11-27RWWilliam Dumolin306915Rimouski
2003-05-18RDOscar Plandowski3131013Charlottetown
2002-11-25FOleksii Myklukha204812Rouyn-Nouranda
2002-11-26LDIsaac Belliveau334812Gatineau
2003-04-28RWAnthony Bedard285611Shawinigan
2003-05-04LWCam MacDonald206410Saint John
2003-03-01LDZach Biggar20099Acadie-Bathurst
2003-04-18LWIsrael Mianscum20639Sherbrooke
2003-01-07LDCharles-Antoine Pilote18358Moncton
2003-05-31CAlexis Morin30358Drummondville
2003-04-07LWCole Foston18246Halifax
2003-02-18CMaxime Pellerin22336Victoriaville
2003-04-03RWAndrew Belchamber22246Baie-Comeau
2003-04-22RWJacob Melanson5123Acadie-Bathurst
2003-02-02CDomenic Leblanc18123Moncton
2003-01-29CAlexei Prokopenko8202Gatineau

Jacob Melanson, drafted 15th overall by Québec in 2019, is back in action with the Titans after a serious injury. So far, he shows a lot of grit and is a decent skater. Melanson hasn’t played much since the last two years, however, similar to Adam Raska, he might be a 7th round option depending on how he progresses over the course of the shortened season. 

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2022 Draft Class

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-11-06CNathan Gaucher26141428Quebec
2004-03-21CMarkus Vidicek33101525Halifax
2004-07-28LWAntonin Verreault2761925Gatineau
2004-04-15CJordan Dumais3071421Halifax
2004-07-11CJustin Cote3012618Drummondville
2004-01-02CJames Swan319817Halifax
2004-07-04CSam Oliver3161117Charlottetown
2004-01-12RDTristan Luneau2731215Gatineau
2003-12-30LWAlexis Gendron278513Blainville-Boisbrand
2004-06-18RWDonovan Arsenault336511Rouyn-Nouranda
2004-03-04LDJake Furlong33189Halifax
2004-03-25LDJeremy Langlois19268Cape Breton
2004-02-29LWYoan Loshing16448Moncton
2004-03-25CSamuel Savoie25257Gatineau
2004-07-15RDNoah Warren25134Gatineau

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