2010-11: Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau played in two midget AAA games for College Antoine-Girouard in Quebec and spent the season playing for McMasterville. He was scoreless in two games with the Gaulois. Paquin-Boudreau was selected by Longuiel in the 14th round (195th overall) of the 2011 Quebec AAA Junior League Draft.
2011-12: Paquin-Boudreau scored 33 goals, third-most in Quebec midget AAA hockey, and was the leading scorer for College Antoine-Girouard with 58 points in 43 games his first full season with the Gaulois. College Antoine-Girouard finished first in the Reebok Division. Paquin-Boudreau added 11 goals with 5 assists in 11 playoff games. He was selected by Baie-Comeau in the first round (10th overall) of the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.
2012-13: Paquin-Boudreau had an impressive first season in the QMJHL skating alongside fellow 17-year-old Valentin Zykov and Felix Girard. He scored 22 goals with 41 assists and was +31 with 43 penalty minutes. Baie-Comeau finished first in the East Division and reached the QMJHL Finals against Halifax. Paquin-Boudreau scored 9 goals with 9 assists in 18 playoff games and was +9 with 27 penalty minutes. He was ranked 52nd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.
Paquin-Boudreau is a perfect example of how being in the right place at the right time pays off. Though only average sized and not a particularly quick skater, Paquin-Boudreau shines when it comes to his on-ice positioning and puck awareness, especially when that involves scoring a timely goal with his quick release. Also a good playmaker, the limitations in his game are not due to a lack of effort on the ice.
The speedy skater will look to build off of his excellent rookie campaign in the QMJHL for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. If his line from last season stays intact he could be in for a huge offensive season.