“Like practically every other player eligible for this year’s draft, Hudon had some trouble with injuries over the season. For a returning player, especially one who won the Rookie of the Year award last season, you’d like to see a progression, a development in his skills. On paper, he’s bigger than he was last year and has added some weight, but still needs to get stronger to be able to win battles along the boards and to protect the puck in the offensive zone. Making things more complicated, his skating is only average and speed wise, he doesn’t have that extra gear needed to buy himself some time and space on the ice. He definitely takes punishment on the ice because of he’s not quick enough to get out of the way, and that has to be a continued concern when it comes to injuries. With all that said, it is a testament to his skillset that he’s been successful. Namely his on-ice vision, where he’s equally adept at setting up his teammates as he is at displaying his own scoring touch. The vision on the ice, the hockey sense, these are things that can’t be taught. I think if he can continue to get bigger and stronger, while improving his skating, he could be a pleasant surprise.” – Hockey’s Future’s Kevin Forbes Twitter account: @kforbesy
“The one thing that stands out to me when watching Charles Hudon is his ability to spot openings on the ice and his capacity to take full advantage of them by his superior skating and puck handling ability. He is a rather undersized player but he keeps his body low and is hard on the puck making it difficult for opponents to get the puck off him. He excels in offensive situations because he’s at his best when he’s controlling the play. When he doesn’t have the puck, things are a little harder for him as he doesn’t anticipate the play very well.” - McKeen’s Rick Springhetti Twitter account: @rick1042
“While Hudon’s skating needs work, The Dean’s List is very impressed with his ability to create offense with his quick hands and well-developed hockey sense. Hudon has a strong work ethic that scouts have undoubtedly noticed and he is a player that has consistently produced on every team he has competed for. Chicoutimi fans are privileged to watch this offensive catalyst play on a nightly basis and it will not be long until the entire nation understands his full potential.” - Dobberhockey’s Brendan Ross
Hudon receiving the Michel Bergeron Trophy given to the Rookie of the Year (Source: Canoe)
Well Qers.. is this a bone throw to the french population, or is he a player
Well I'm a Q bias....and he was a ND. Skilled players...but it takes more than skills to succeed. I don't personnally believe in him. I guess he was the best Q player available. But I would have went in so many other ways.