Pierre-Cedric Labrie

Hometown:

Baie-Comeau Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-12-06

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Traded from Vancouver, March, 2010

Weight:

212 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2003-04: Labrie spent the season with the Coaticook Frontaliers (QJAHL), scoring 13 goals and 12 assists in 46 games.  He did appear in one game with the Quebec Remparts. 
 
2004-05: Played 15 games with Coaticook, scoring just seven points. 
 
2005-06: Labrie moved to play with the Restigouche Jr. A Tigers in the MJAHL where he scored 43 goals and 43 assists (86 points) in 54 games.  His strong play resulted in him landing a spot on the playoff roster with the Baie Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL).  In four games he registered two goals and two assits. 
 
2006-07: On the strength of his brief playoff stint, Labrie earned a spot on the Drakkar team.  As an overager, Labrie scored 63 points (including 35 goals) in 68 games.

2007-08: His seven goals and 11 assists was a nice surprise for the big Baie-Comeau native who was completely unknown on the west coast until the Canucks signed him.

Talent Analysis
Labrie is a big, physical player who is effective when parked in front of the net collecting rebounds, deflecting the puck and creating a screen.  He knows where he's expected to be in the offensive zone which can make him an effective player on the cycle.   
 
His most glaring weakness is his skating.  While his direction-changing and turning isn't too bad, he's extremely slow at this point and also needs to work on his conditioning. 
Future

Labrie had a surprisingly effective first season as a pro but expectations must be tempered.  Labrie’s limited skating will prevent him from ever being more than a role player at any level.

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