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Round 5: Pick #136 (Samuel Noreau, D)

Player: Samuel Noreau

POSITION: DEFENSEMAN
SHOOTS: RIGHT
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
WEIGHT: 206
BORN: JANUARY 31, 1993
BORN IN: MONTREAL, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: NYR (5TH ROUND / 136TH OVERALL)

Stats:

2010-2011 Baie Comeau QMJHL 67 5G 5A 10P 141PIM

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(Bruins Draft Watch)

Noreau is a 6-5, 215-pound tough-as-nails punisher who doesn't have much in the way of high-end skill, but has the size and nastiness to be a shutdown guy in time. He's not a bad skater, though needs to work on his lateral movement and pivots/turns like many big players on D. This dude can really fight, too. With his size and strength, he ragdolls guys and stands in and throws them against the tougher comers/enforcers in the Q. (Noreau is #8 in the red and white)

He gets very little notice on a poor team, but stay-at-home guys with legitimate toughness are always in demand on NHL teams' bottom pairing, and Noreau is someone who, with the right amount of patience and developmental time in the minors, could evolve into a functional 6th/7th in time.

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