Jeremie Blain
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Jeremie Blain

Hometown:

Longueuil Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-03-19

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Jeremie Blain was chosen in the second round (27th overall) by the Victoriaville Tigres in the 2008 QMJHL Draft.

2008-09: In his QMJHL rookie season, Blain played for two clubs, the Victoriaville Tigres and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  In 49 total games, he scored 1 goal and added 6 assists for 7 points.  In 5 playoff games for the Titan, Blain picked up 2 assists.

2009-10: It was a breakout year for Blain, who finished as the top-scoring defenseman for Acadie-Bathurst.  He scored  4 goals and added 34 assists for 38 points in 64 games.  He added 72 penatly minutes to his offensive totals.  In 5 playoff games, Blain scored 2 goals and chipped in 2 assists for 4 points.

2010-11: Blain suffered a broken foot early in the season, missing 28 games, but was a key part of the attack for Acadie-Bathurst upon his return. In his third season in the QMJHL, Blain led all Titan defensemen with 37 assists and was +17 with 2 goals and 48 PMs as the club finished second behind Memorial Cup champion Saint John in the Maritimes Division. In the four-game playoff series with Victoriaville he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -5 with 4 PMs.

2011-12: Blain began the year with Acadie-Bathurst, skating in 29 games before being traded to Victoriaville in a trade deadline deal in January. He scored 6 goals with 18 assists and was +7 with 54 penalty minutes for the Titan. Back in Victoriavillie where he started his junior career, he scored 3 goals with 23 assists in 29 games and was +21 with 38 penalty minutes. The Tigres finished second in the East Division and led the QMJHL with 311 goals before being swept by Baie-Comeau in the first round. Blain had 2 assists and was -5 with 6 penalty minutes in the four game series with the Drakkar. He re-entered the 2012 NHL Draft after not being signed by Edmonton but was not selected.

2012-13: Blain signed an AHL contract with Vancouver's AHL affiliate in Chicago in October of 2012, appearing in 25 games with the Wolves and spending most of his first pro season with the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. He had 4 assists and was -5 with 40 penalty minutes for Chicago. In 47 ECHL games he scored 7 goals with 24 assists and was +11 with 58 penalty minutes with 5 of his 7 goals coming on the power play. Blain signed a three-year entry-level contract with Vancouver in July of 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

Blain's calling cards are his physicality, his effort level, and a nice set of offensive tools. He has good size and uses it well, and is a leader on his junior team. There are areas to improve upon, mostly when it comes to mobility and defensive awareness and positioning, however he has a lot of nice tools to work with.

Future

Blaine was signed to an entry-level contract by the Vancouver Canucks in July, 2013.

 

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