Gabryel Boudreau
Image: QMJHL

Gabryel Boudreau

Hometown:

McMasterville Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-02-21

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft

Weight:

146 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Gabryel Boudreau played in two midget AAA games for College Antoine-Girouard in Quebec and spent the season playing for McMasterville. He was scoreless in two games with the Gaulois. Paquin-Boudreau was selected by Longuiel in the 14th round (195th overall) of the 2011 Quebec AAA Junior League Draft.

2011-12: Boudreau scored 33 goals, third-most in Quebec midget AAA hockey, and was the leading scorer for College Antoine-Girouard with 58 points in 43 games his first full season with the Gaulois. College Antoine-Girouard finished first in the Reebok Division. Paquin-Boudreau added 11 goals with 5 assists in 11 playoff games. He was selected by Baie-Comeau in the first round (10th overall) of the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Boudreau had an impressive first season in the QMJHL skating alongside fellow 17-year-old Valentin Zykov and Felix Girard. He scored 22 goals with 41 assists and was +31 with 43 penalty minutes. Baie-Comeau finished first in the East Division and reached the QMJHL Finals against Halifax. Paquin-Boudreau scored 9 goals with 9 assists in 18 playoff games and was +9 with 27 penalty minutes. He was ranked 52nd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft. Boudreau was chosen in the second round, 49th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks.

 

Talent Analysis

Boudreau is a perfect example of how being in the right place at the right time pays off. Though only average sized and not a particularly quick skater, Paquin-Boudreau shines when it comes to his on-ice positioning and puck awareness, especially when that involves scoring a timely goal with his quick release. Also a good playmaker, the limitations in his game are not due to a lack of effort on the ice.

 

Future

Boudreau suffered through an injury-plagued 2014-15 season with Baie-Comeau, and as a result went unsigned by the Sharks. He will be eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.

 

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