Haydn Fleury
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Haydn Fleury

Hometown:

Carlyle Saskatchewan

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-07-08

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

1st round (7th overall), 2014

Weight:

207 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Haydn Fleury appeared in three games with the Notre Dame Argos midget AAA team and skated for the Notre Dame Hounds bantam AAA team in Saskatchewan. The Regina native had one assist in three midget games. In 21 games for the Hounds he scored 7 goals with 19 assists and had 30 penalty minutes. Fleury was selected by Red Deer in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Fleury made his WHL debut — appearing in four games with Red Deer — skating most of the year in Saskatchewan midget hockey with the Notre Dame Argos AAA team. He also played for Team Saskatchewan in the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. Fleury had no points more penalty minutes and was +1 with Red Deer. He scored 6 goals with 15 assists and had 60 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games for the Argos. In eight playoff games he scored 1 goal with 4 assists and had 8 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Fleury skated in 66 of 72 games for Red Deer in his first full WHL season and played for Canada Western in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. The third-leading scorer amongst Rebels’ defensemen, he scored 4 goals with 15 assists and was +4 with 21 penalty minutes. Red Deer finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Fleury had 2 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in nine playoff games.

2013-14: Fleury played for the gold medal-winning Canada U18 team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before returning to Red Deer for his second season and played for Canada in the 2014 U18 World Juniors. Named an assistant captain for the Rebels. he was the team’s third-leading scorer with 8 goals and 38 assists and was plus-15 with 46 penalty minutes. The Rebels missed the WHL playoffs; finishing fifth in the Central Division. Fleury scored 1 goal and was an even plus/minus with 6 penalty minutes in five games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and was an even plus/minus with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes at the WJC. Canada won a bronze medal at the tournament in Finland. Fleury was ranked ninth amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes in August 2014. 

Talent Analysis

Fleury is a big-bodied rearguard with offensive skills. He will occasionally take risks, as he is a very confident rusher of the puck. He can be physical when the need arises and is capable of handling bigger forwards in the defensive zone. Not flashy or offensively-gifted, Fleury is a sound, consistent defender with the ideal size and technical skills to be a shutdown player at the pro level.

Future

Fleury attended Hockey Canada's training camp for the 2015 World Juniors in August and his first training camp with the Hurricanes before returning to Red Deer for the 2014-15 season. Fleury competed for Team WHL in the Subway Series and is expected to be in Canada's lineup at the WJC as an 18-year-old. While opinions vary widely amongst scouts about his long-term potential, the Carolina personnel staff feel he can one day be a Jay Bouwmeester-type defenseman capable of playing big minutes and controlling the game in his own end.

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