Road to the QMJHL Entry Draft | March 2023 Prospects


Caleb Desnoyers – Forward – Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois

The #10 of the St-Hyacinthe Gaulois has a well-stocked toolbox and that’s why his coach has been using him in all situations this season. The forward, who loves to control the play in the o-zone, has excellent vision and creativity. He feeds his teammates well, but can also score goals.

He has interesting size, which allows him to protect the puck well. His skating is also above average. However, Desnoyers must continue to work on the consistency of his efforts from one shift to the next to be dominant at the next level.

  • Katerine Aubry-Hébert, CSR Scout


Olivier Laverdière – Forward – Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard

Laverdière is a forward who possesses a lot of offensive qualities. He is becoming more and more of a goal scorer and has quickly gained confidence in his abilities this season, leading to him finishing among the top 10 scorers in Quebec’s U17 AAA League.

Laverdière was also excellent at the QMJHL Cup in December and has played five games at the U18 AAA level this year, performing very well in all of them.

  • Frédéric Lévesque, CSR Scout


Carson MacKenzie – Forward – Charlottetown Knights

Carson is a right winger that plays with high energy every shift. He is a two-way forward that plays a physical game by finishing checks, battling for pucks and getting to the front of the net.

He plays well defensively and is a good penalty killer.

Playing on a mature Knights team with good offensive players has led to limited power play opportunities for MacKenzie, but he’s still proven that he is a good passer who makes smart decisions with the puck. Overall, he has a very good work ethic, hockey sense and skill set, with upside potential.

  • Corrado Micalef, Prince Edward Island CSR Scout


Mateo Nobert – Forward – Lac St. Louis Lions

Mateo Nobert combines many of the top assets that are looked for in a forward. As a centerman, he has shown great maturity in his play. He excels in his reading of the game thanks to his high hockey sense. He also cuts up the ice well and breaks up a lot of plays, both in the defensive and neutral zones.

Nobert easily gets the offense going and creates opportunities for his linemates, which explains his presence among the top scorers in his league. His impeccable work ethic and his very high potential make him a top prospect.

  • Benoît Payment, CSR Scout


Brady Peddle – Defenseman – Bishop Kearney Selects

Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Brady took his talents south of the border to play for the Bishop Kearney Selects U15 program this season. A big-bodied, left-shot defenseman who skates very well for his size, Peddle is a solid defender who makes smart decisions with the puck.

He possesses great offensive instincts, shows patience and poise with the puck, and makes a great first pass. He still needs to pick and choose when to join the rush but has shown improvements in this area. Brady has the ability to walk the blue line with ease and could very well become a power play quarter back at the next level.

  • Taylor P. Burke, Nova Scotia CSR Scout


Antoine Pilote – Forward – Laval-Montreal Rousseau-Royal

Despite a season interrupted by injury, Antoine has been able to stay in shape so that he was able to keep up the pace once he returned to the game. Even though he is a big-bodied player, he is a fast skater. Sometimes used at center, he is very effective in the face-off dot. He has a good shot but prefers to feed his teammates when he has the puck on his stick.

Pilote is able to play a physical style and does not let anyone get under his skin.  His long reach allows him to be effective on the penalty kill. He is very responsible defensively and performs well over 200 feet.

  • Daniel Noonan, CSR Scout


Émile Ricard – Forward – Magog Cantonniers

Emile is a fast and intelligent forward. He has good offensive skills and is able to get involved physically. He has good vision, good hands and has a good hockey sense of the offensive side of the game.

Ricard is quick to find the open space to separate himself and take quality shots, which is why his coach never hesitates to use him in offensive situations. Last month, Emile was a key member who helped Team Quebec win the bronze medal at the Canada Games.

  • Jean-Pierre Belzil, CSR Scout


Jabez Seymour – Forward – South Kent School Selects Academy

The Bay Roberts, Newfoundland native matches the description of a true power forward. Measuring 6’2’’ at just 15 years old, Seymour is a towering presence on the ice who can change the complexion of a game thanks to his physical play.

An above-average skater, Seymour also has enough of an offensive game to play up and down a line-up. One of three Canadians playing prep school hockey with the Selects this year, the forward finished his rookie season south of the border with a respectable 32 points in 55 games.

  • Andrew Pearcey, Newfoundland and Labrador CSR Scout


William Stonehouse – Goaltender – Sydney Rush

William is a goalkeeper with good size. His lateral movements are adequate, but he needs to continue to work on his overall speed. He has good hands and solid base technique.

He still needs to refine his reading of the game as he sometimes seems to lose sight of the puck. Playing on a team that has struggled throughout the season, he has been able to deal with adversity and remain focused during those hard times. William was in nets for seven of his team’s eight wins during the regular season.

  • Maxime Ouellet, CSR Goaltending Specialist


Zachary Wheeler – Forward – Moncton Flyers

It goes without saying that Wheeler had a great regular season after leading the NBPEIMU18HL in both assists (39) and points (60) in just 34 games. The skilled forward has great playmaking skills and a great vision of the game. In addition, he’s able to effectively position himself in the offensive zone to produce high danger scoring opportunities for he and his teammates.

His high IQ and active stick also make him reliable in the defensive zone. Thanks to a strong two-way game, he is quick to jump on loose pucks or to steal them from opposing players.

  • Justin Blackmore, New Brunswick CSR Scout
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