Mathieu Tousignant
Image: QMJHL

Mathieu Tousignant

Hometown:

St-Etienne-de-Lauzon Quebec

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-11-21

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2010

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Tousignant split time between the Prince Edward Island Rocket(QMJHL) and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens(QMJHL). In 35 games with the Rocket, Tousignant scored 14 goals and added 24 assists. His stats were eerily similar with the Sagueneens. He scored 15 goals and 24 assists in 33 games.

2009-10: Tousignant turned pro, suiting up for both the Idaho Steelheads(ECHL) and Texas Stars(AHL). In 20 games with the Steelheads, Tousignant scored 6 goals and added 11 assists. With Texas Tousignant scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 45 games. Tousignant saw playoff action with Idaho, playing in 13 games and gathering 3 points.

2010-11: Undrafted QMJHL-grad Mathieu Tousignant ended up in the American League full-time in 2010-11.  He had no trouble topping career bests in goals (10), assists (13) and points (23).  He also spent two whole hours in the penalty box.  He was mainly used on an energy, bang-and-crash third line and did so quite effectively as it fits his style.

2011-12: Tousignant skated in 35 games for Dallas AHL affiliate Texas in his third pro season – shuffling in and out of the lineup and then missing the rest of the season after a hit from Oklahoma's Kirill Tulupov (EDM) in a late February game. Playing primarily an energy, checking line forward role for Texas; he finished with 32 penalty minutes and minus-four with 2 goals and 5 assist. Texas missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the West Division.

 

Talent Analysis

An enthusiastic forechecker, Tousignant leaves it all out on the ice every night. Never the most skilled player, he makes up for it with sheer determination, doing whatever is asked of him, from blocking shots, to throwing hits to driving to the net. He had decent puck skills and makes smart decisions with the puck, but his lack of skating ability necessitates his Johnny Hustle style.

 

Future

Is expected to return to Texas in 2012-13.  He had his role usurped a bit by the emergence of the older Ryan Garbutt.

 

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