Habs QMJHL Prospect Report: October 2014

Photo courtesy of the Halifax Mooseheads

Photo courtesy of the Halifax Mooseheads

This is the third of a series of monthly reports concerning Habs prospects playing in the QMJHL: Daniel Audette, Jérémy Grégoire, Zachary Fucale and camp invitee Bokondji Imama.

 

Daniel Audette, Sherbrooke Phoenix

Audette was nothing short of spectacular last month as he picked up an amazing total of 11 goals and 11 assists in just 11 games, as he is now in 8th position in points in the league.

His best performance was without a doubt a 6-point game against Moncton at home, in which he participated to all of the Phoenix goals. He also scored the game winning goal with 14 seconds remaining to regulation, picking up a loose puck in front of the net and sniping it behind goalie Alex Dubeau. That also was a new team record, as he beat his own mark of 5 points in a game against Victoriaville last year.

«I did nothing special. I just made sure I was able to give the puck to my teammates so they could have good scoring opportunities. I shouldn’t get all the credit on the assists I get; I am not the one who scored the goal», smiled Audette after the game.

For the last week of October, Audette was named the CHL player of the week and the QMJHL first star of the week with an impressive 10 points in just 3 games.

Here is the highlight video of this performance. All the credit goes to our Prospect writer Mitch Brown.

 

Jérémy Grégoire, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Grégoire had surgery on his wrist in the last weeks, adding a few weeks to the healing process. He could however be healed in time for him to participate to the Subway Super Series, held in Rimouski and Bathurst this year.

On November 5th, Baie-Comeau was standing first in the QMJHL with a 13-5-1-1 record, and might just be even more dangerous when their star forward gets back in the lineup.

 

Zachary Fucale, Halifax Mooseheads

The return of Danish sensation Nikolaj Ehlers has been a huge help for the Mooseheads, but Drouin’s departure for the NHL still leaves a gaping hole. Also, Ehlers isn’t playing as he should be, as his offensive production has dropped from nearly 2 points per game, to just over 1,27 point per game this year. The result is pretty obvious: Fucale doesn’t have the offensive support he had and ends up losing his share of games for this reason. The Mooseheads are the worst offensive team in the “Q” and were shutout 5 times in 19 games so far, 2 more than the second worst team in the league.

Fucale had a 3-6-0-0 record last month, keeping a 3.11 GAA and a 89,6% efficiency.

 

Bokondji Imama, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Imama piled up 7 points, including 5 goals, in 12 games played in October. His best performance was a three-point night (2 goals and an assist) that included a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” on October 31st, helping the Drakkar beat the Saguenéens 7-5. He also fought five times last month.

Imama seems to be on top of his game when physical play goes up: “Boko” picked up 6 of his 12 points in the 6 games in which he fought (out of a total 18).

 

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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