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More than 40 QMJHL prospects on NHL Central Scouting’s final list ahead of 2021 Draft

 

The final NHL Central Scouting list of the season has been released and it contains some of the top prospects to watch ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

A total of 44 QMJHL players garnered the attention of scouting experts. Among the group, five players were ranked as potential first round picks, including forwards Zachary Bolduc, Xavier Bourgault, Zachary Dean and Zachary L’Heureux as well as defenseman Evan Nause.

There are also six QMJHL goaltenders who have their names appearing on the final list as well as four European-born prospects selected at the CHL Import Draft ; Switzerland’s Lorenzo Canonica, Russia’s Evgenii Kashnikov, Finland’s Viljami Marjala and Slovakian goaltender Samuel Hlavaj.

With five of their players listed by the NHL Central Scouting services, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Gatineau Olympiques and Quebec Remparts lead all QMJHL franchises with the most prospects to watch, just ahead of the Saint John Sea Dogs and Sherbrooke Phoenix who have four each.

 

Here are the names and ranks of the QMJHL skaters on the final NHL CSS list: 

13 | BOURGAULT, XAVIER – SHAWINIGAN – C

17 | BOLDUC, ZACHARY – RIMOUSKI – C

21 | DEAN, ZACHARY – GATINEAU – C

22 | NAUSE, EVAN – QUEBEC – LHD

30 | L’HEUREUX, ZACHARY – HALIFAX – LW

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44 | WHYNOT, CAMERON – HALIFAX – LHD

47 | ROBIDAS, JUSTIN – VAL-D’OR – C

48 | HUCKINS, COLE – ACADIE-BATHURST – C

49 | KIDNEY, RILEY – ACADIE-BATHURST – C

62 | CANONICA, LORENZO – SHAWINIGAN – C

64 | MALATESTA, JAMES – QUEBEC – LW

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65 | MARJALA, VILJAMI – QUEBEC – LW

66 | ROY, JOSHUA – SHERBROOKE – RW

68 | TRUDEAU, WILLIAM – CHARLOTTETOWN – LHD

73 | HINDS, TYSON – RIMOUSKI – LHD

75 | BELLIVEAU, ISAAC – GATINEAU – LHD

76 | ORR, ROBERT – HALIFAX – RW

80 | REYNOLDS, PETER – SAINT JOHN – C

94 | PLANDOWSKI, OSCAR – CHARLOTTETOWN – RHD

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101 | NADEAU, OLIVIER – SHAWINIGAN – RW

108 | LANDRY, MANIX – GATINEAU – C

115 | MELANSON, JACOB – ACADIE-BATHURST – RW

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130 | KASHNIKOV, EVGENII – GATINEAU – LHD

132 | MACARTHUR, BENNETT – ACADIE-BATHURST – LW

136 | MACDONALD, CAMERON – SAINT JOHN – C

137 | TRENHOLM, CONNOR – CAPE BRETON – C

155 | DAIGLE, NICOLAS – VICTORIAVILLE – C

157 | TOURIGNY, MIGUEL – BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND – RHD

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164 | BIGGAR, ZACH – ACADIE-BATHURST – LHD

167 | ROCHETTE, THEO – QUEBEC – C

170 | SAVOIE, CHARLES – SAINT JOHN – LW

180 | BOYD, BEN – CHARLOTTETOWN – LW

188 | TRUCHON, CHARLE – QUEBEC – LHD

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202 | MIANSCUM, ISRAEL – SHERBROOKE – LW

204 | DIOTTE, MIKAEL – DRUMMONDVILLE – RHD

214 | BRUNET, FREDERIC – RIMOUSKI – LHD

217 | ROELENS, MILO – SHERBROOKE – C

218 | PILOTE, CHARLES-ANTOINE – MONCTON – LHD

Click here to see the full list of North American skaters

 

Here are the names and ranks of the QMJHL goaltenders on the final NHL CSS list: 

4 | ADAM, OLIVIER – BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND – G

5 | DESPATIE, EMERIK – GATINEAU – G

7 | LAPENNA, FRANCESCO – DRUMMONDVILLE – G

17 | HLAVAJ, SAMUEL – SHERBROOKE – G

21 | PATENAUDE, NOAH – SAINT JOHN – G

27 | BLACKBURN, WILLIAM – VAL-D’OR – G

Click here to see the full list of North American goaltenders

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