Like we’ve done in the past, we’re profiling top prospects who may hear their names called in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Pierre-Luc Dubois (C)
Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 201 pounds Shoots: Left
Team: Cape Breton (QMJHL)
NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 1 North American skater
Kennedy says: “There’s some added intrigue in Dubois, in that he did play some center late in the season and if NHL teams see him as more of a pivot than a winger, his value increases. Either way, Dubois is a fantastic player.
“Not only did he put up a slew of points in the Quebec League, but he did so while playing a complete 200-foot game and exhibiting a nasty edge in the process. Sometimes he steps over the line, but any NHL exec will tell you it’s easier to pull a kid back than to convince him to go further.
“Dubois is big, skilled and competitive – what else do you need in a power forward?”
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