Official Draft Louis Leblanc Thread
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04-13-2009, 04:06 PM
Join Date: Apr 2003
This does seem like an interesting year for QMJHL and francophone prospects. At least way more interesting that the last few years which have been pretty weak overall.
There are two guys, we rarely hear anything about around here that have caught my eye.
First, Alex Chiasson. He's in the USHL just like Louis Leblanc. He too led his team in scoring as a 17 year old. I believe he was a -9 which was best on his abysmal team. He has pretty good frame at 6'3" 185. I believe he is expected to go in the early-mid 2nd round though and we have no pick around that range.
Second, I have no idea where he is ranked or where he is expected to be picked but I'm very intrigued by Eric Gelinas. He has a pretty big sports-pedigree. His brother Karl Gelinas was drafted in the MLB (Angels) and his father was a pretty good athlete and is almost 7 feet tall (tallest man I've ever seen live lol).
Eric is a superb skater and he led a pretty low scoring team in points (for defensemen) as a 17 years old which is pretty strong. He has all the physical tools and he'll most likely reach the 6'4-6'5" mark once he is fully matured. A defenseman that big, that skates so well == pretty rare.
If he falls to the 4th-5th round, I would without a doubt take a flyer on him.
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