2013-14: Pierre-Luc Dubois competed for the College Notre-Dame Albatros of the Quebec Midget AAA League. In 40 games for that team, he scored 17 goals and added 21 assists for 38 points to go along with 92 penalty minutes. Dubois didn’t register a point in three playoff games for the Albatros. Dubois was chosen in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
2014-15: Dubois competed in his QMJHL rookie season with Cape Breton. In 54 games for the Screaming Eagles, Dubois scored 10 goals and added 35 assists for 45 points. Dubois also competed in 7 playoff games for Cape Breton, scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists for 5 points. Dubois competed in international play for Canada, first at the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge for Canada Black where he scored 2 goals and 1 assist in 5 games, then for Canada at the 2015 U18 World Championship where he picked up an assist in 6 games for the bonze medalists.
2015-16: Dubois competed in his second QMJHL season for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Prior to the start of the season, Dubois competed for Canada at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he notched 3 assists in 4 games for the gold medalists. Dubois also took part in the CHL Canada Russia Series as a member of Team QMJHL but went scoreless in 2 games. Dubois competed for Team Orr at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where he was one of the stars in Team Orr’s 3-2 win. Dubois scored a goal – the game winner – and added 2 assists for the winning side. Dubois was ranked 7th among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft, and is ranked 8th overall in ISS Hockey’s March rankings. Dubois was chosen in the first round, third overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Photo: Mississauga Steelheads forward and 2016 prospect Alexander Nylander has a good chance of joining brother William as a top 10 pick in the NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)
While the two players ranked at the top of ISS Hockey’s March rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft remain unchanged from last month’s list, there has been somewhat noteworthy movement elsewhere in the top 10 . Read more»