The latest in a series on top prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft focuses on left wing Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Position: Left wing
Weight: 186 pounds
2012-13 Team: Halifax (QMJHL)
Born: March 27, 1995
Birthplace: Ste-Agathe, Quebec
|NHL Central Scouting||3rd North American skaters|
|International Scouting Services||3rd all skaters|
|Red Line Report||2nd overall|
|The Hockey News||2nd overall|
|McKeen’s Hockey||3rd overall|
|Hockey Prospectus||1st overall|
Named the Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Year and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player after registering 105 points (41 goals, 64 assists) and a plus-48 rating in 49 games for the Halifax Mooseheads. Was the leading scorer in the playoffs with 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists) as Halifax won the QMJHL championship and advanced to the Memorial Cup. Registered 9 points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 4 games as Halifax won Memorial Cup. Had 5 assists in Memorial Cup championship game. Picked up 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 6 games for Canada at 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
Registered five assists in five games as Canada won gold medal at 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka in Czech Republic/Slovakia. … Finished 10th on Halifax (QMJHL) in regular season scoring despite playing in only 22 games, registering 29 points (7 goals, 22 assists).
“One of his biggest attributes is his hockey sense, he reads and understands the game at a level higher then most players his age. He has the ability to beat a defenseman one-on- one and make them look like they were standing still. It looks like at times that the puck is attached to his stick with a string because he can move in any directions with the puck and not lose speed. He possesses an elite shot. He can create plays off his vision and creativity which gives him dangerous options.” – International Scouting Services NHL Draft Guide
“His hockey sense and playmaking ability are just over the top. He is one of those thread-the-needle passers. He can be on the ice and create a play out of nothing that is there.” – Dan Marr, NHL Director of Central Scouting
“.. dynamic playmaker with elite vision and skills .. powered by a tireless engine and great determination – driven to be the best .. hands and feet are both lightning quick .. smooth, polished puckhandler – shifty and sneaky 1-on-1 .. deftly masks his intentions .. able to process the game and execute skillful maneuvers at sonic speeds .. the tempo of his decision making sets him apart ..” – McKeen’s Draft Guide 2013