Dylan Labbe
Image: QMJHL

Dylan Labbe

Hometown:

St-Benjamin Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-01-09

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (107th overall), 2013

Weight:

189 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Dylan Labbe made his debut in the Quebec midget AAA league — playing three games for the Levis Commandeurs — and skated for the Beauce-Amiante Elites. He had no points with 4 penalty minutes in his brief stint with Levis. Labbe was selected by Shawinigan in the fourth round (71st overall) in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2011-12: Labbe appeared in six games for Shawinigan during the regular season in three separate two-game stints and was with the Cataractes for the QMJHL playoffs after skating in Quebec AAA midget hockey with Levis. He appeared in a pair of games in September, re-joined Shawinigan for a two-game road trip in December and played in two March games – finishing +2 with no points and 7 penalty minutes. The Cataractes finished first in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Labbe played in 4 of 7 playoff games and was +2 with 1 assist and no penalty minutes. In 42 midget games with the Commandeurs (including four playoff games) he scored 13 goals with 12 assists and had 30 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Labbe played in 61 games for Shawinigan in his first full QMJHL season and scored a goal for Canada's U18 team in pre-tournament play – though he was not on the final roster for the 2013 World Junior Championship. In an otherwise forgettable season in which Shawinigan won just 15 games and finished last in the East Division, he scored 7 goals with 21 assists and was -40 with 57 penalty minutes. Labbe travelled to Sochi, Russia with Canada's team and scored the only goal in a 4-1 pre-tournament loss to USA. However, he was injured and left off Canada's roster as the team went on to win the gold medal. Labbe was ranked 74th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

A gritty defender, Labbe takes care of business in his own zone first and isn't afraid to get his nose dirty while he's doing it. With great skating ability and good size, Labbe can play plenty of minutes and is capable of shutting down the opposition's top lines. But he's also no slouch offensively, where his mobility allows him to join the rush and he can make a good first pass out of the zone.

 

Future

Will play again for Shawinigan of the QMJHL and has the skill to project as a top-four defender.

 

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