Yannick Riendeau
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Yannick Riendeau

Hometown:

Brossard Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-06-18

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2009

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: This marked Riendeau’s third season with the Huskies (QMJHL). In 67 games he registered career-highs in goals (32), assists (40) and points (72).

2007-08: In his fourth season with Routn-Noranda (QMJHL), the right winger netted 23 goals and 49 points. He also made his way to France this season, playing in 24 games with Chamonix, where he scored 11 goals and as many assists; his 87 penalty minutes with the club was a career-high.

2008-09: After three seasons of decent and steadily rising production, in 2008-09 Riendeau took the league by storm with a new team, the Drummondville Voltigeurs. In only 64 games, he scored 58 goals and added 68 assists for 126 total points on his way to becoming the CHL scoring champion.

2009-10: Riendeau began his pro career, splitting time between the Providence Bruins (AHL) and Reading Royals (ECHL).  In 22 AHL games, he scored 1 goal and added 4 assists for 5 points.  In 6 ECHL games, Riendeau scored 3 goals and added 2 assists for 5 points.  He played in 5 playoff games for the Royals, scoring 3 goals and adding 2 assists for 5 points.

2010-11:Riendeau appeared in six games with Providence in the AHL; spending most of the season in the ECHL with the Reading Royals. Riendeau opened the season with Providence but after going scoreless in limited ice time in five games he was sent to Reading in November; returning to Providence for one game in February. Riendeau was scoreless in six AHL games and -1 with 2 PMs and 11 shots on goal. Playing for Reading, Riendeau was the team's fifth-leading scorer with 18 goals and 25 assists and was +6 with 24 PMs. Riendeau scored five goals on the power play for the Royals. In eight ECHL playoff games, he scored 5 goals with 3 assists and was +4 with 2 PMs.

Talent Analysis

Riendeau is a scoring winger. He has a lethal shooting arsenal and likes to play his off-wing so that he can set up for one-timers and quick wristers. Unfortunately he’s small, not very strong and not a particularly good skater. All of which has severely limited his effectiveness in the pro game.

Future

Riendeau has some talent but so far it’s not coming through. His contract is up at the end of the year so this is a critical season for him. To stick around, he’s going to have to make the Providence team and put up some points.

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