Philippe Hudon
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Philippe Hudon

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1993-04-15

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

5th round (145th overall), 2011

Weight:

197 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Philippe Hudon skated in 24 games for Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut – scoring 8 goals with 12 assists. He was named to the All-New England West all-star team as a sophomore.

2009-10: Hudon scored 9 goals and 11 assists in 20 games for Choate Rosemary Hall – missing six games while he competed for Team Quebec at the 2017 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He represented Quebec at the 2010 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Choate defeated Berkshire to win the New England Prep School Large School championship. Hudon was selected by Victoriaville in the eighth round (137th overall) of the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft despite indicating he would play college hockey at Cornell in 2011-12.

2010-11: Hudon scored 10 goals with 10 assists in 22 games in his third season at Choate Rosemary Hall. Ranked 74th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, Hudon was selected in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Began the school year at Cornell but left school before the season started. He eventually joined the Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL – skating in 34 games. Playing in a lower line role, he scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was minus-three with 29 penalty minutes. The Tigres reached the playoffs, finishing second in the East Division, and Hudon was minus-two with 2 penalties in the four game series with Baie-Comeau.

2012-13: Hudon skated for Victoriaville in his second season in the QMJHL. In 65 regular season games he scored 15 goals with 20 assists and was -1 with 63 penalty minutes. He scored seven goals on the Tigres power play. Victoriaville finished fourth in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Hudon scored 6 goals with 1 assist and was +1 with 6 penalty minutes in nine playoff games.

 2013-14: Hudon returned to Victoriaville for an overage season and skated in 57 regular season games for the Tigres as a 20-year-old. He scored 19 goals with 12 assists and was -1 with 75 penalty minutes. Victoriaville finished fourth in the East Division and lost to Drummondville in a first round series. Hudon scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was -1 with 6 penalty minutes in five playoff games. Hudon was not signed to a contract by the Red Wings, becoming an unrestricted free agent.

2014-15: Hudon signed a contract with the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors in August but was released prior to the regular season.He returned to school, playing eight games for Concordia University in Ontario. He scored two goals with 12 penalty minutes.

Talent Analysis

Hudon was drafted with the hopes that he would develop into a Milan Lucic-type power forward from the wing position. He plays a positionally sound, responsible game but is limited in his skating and technical skills.

Future

Hudon did not receive an NHL contract offer from Detroit after competing in the QMJHL and after attending training camp with the ECHL's Greenville Road Warriors at the start of the 2014-15 season he returned to school, skating for Concordia College in Ontario. While he could pursue a pro career after finishing his studies, his long-term NHL potential appears limited at this point.

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