Habs QMJHL Prospect Report: 2015 Playoffs

Photo: Michaël Proulx, ParlonsJunior

Photo: Michaël Proulx, ParlonsJunior

This is the final report of the QMJHL playoffs concerning Habs prospects playing in the QMJHL: Daniel Audette, Jérémy Grégoire and Zachary Fucale.

Daniel Audette, Sherbrooke Phoenix

Daniel had a 1 PPG ratio in the playoffs (6 points in 6 games), but it wasn’t enough to get past the Charlottetown Islanders in the first round, as the Isles took the series in 6 games. He registered 29 shots on goal in those six games, scoring on two of them. One of his markers was a game-winning goal.

 

Jérémy Grégoire, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Grégoire has been on fire in his last QMJHL Playoffs presence. The Habs 6th rounder totaled 21 points in just 12 games, including 11 goals. He also accumulated a +12 differential.

Off the ice, Grégoire won the Marcel-Robert Trophy, awarded to the Scholastic Player of the Year, for the second time.

Grégoire will turn pro next season, as he will likely play with Montreal’s new AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps.

 

Zachary Fucale, Quebec Remparts

Fucale had been sidelined for the first two playoffs games, as Callum Booth was the starting goalie against the Screaming Eagles. In game 3, Booth was pulled after a tough start and Fucale took over, and started all the games since. He won 11 games in a row, sweeping the Charlottetown Islanders and the Moncton Wildcats, and brought his team to the President’s Cup finals, where the Remparts lost in 7 games to the Rimouski Océanic.

I didn’t change anything in my approach of the game when I wasn’t the starter. I did my best in practice and tried to be a good teammate and leader. I knew being selfish wouldn’t help in any way so I just waited for my chance to come and I grabbed it, explains Fucale.

The seventh and final game of the President’s Cup finals was an absolute classic and could have gone either way. The two teams had to go to second overtime, where Michaël Joly broke a 1-1 tie with a powerplay goal.

Fucale had a 14-6 record in the QMJHL playoffs, along with a 2.56 GAA and a .913% save efficiency. He also recorded a 25-save shutout against the Wildcats in Game 4 of the third round.

 

Follow me on twitter @CarignanTQN to get the latest news on Habs prospects playing in the ‘Q’, particularly Daniel Audette who plays for the team I cover for another media.

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