C Maxime Fortier - Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL (2016 Draft)
Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 QMJHL draft with the compensatory pick that Halifax gave up for relinquishing the rights to Jack Eichel.
Maxime led the Q midget league in scoring this past season with 40 goals in 40 games and was recently called up by the Mooseheads after his midget season ended. Maxime got his first ever Q goal in dramatic fashion on Saturday night with an OT winner against the Val D'Or Foreurs to put the Mooseheads ahead in the series 3-2.
Had a chance to watch him a couple of times this season. Caught a game where he was called up with Halifax in the regular season and was really impressed. Kids going to be a star. Great skater , good vision , played reliably in all three zones, has a nose for the net, quick release. Needs to get stronger but that will come with time. Didn't look out of place at all. Could have played major junior this season and likely would have if Halifax wasn't as stacked. He'll be among the top rookies next season.
I will say he is a great skater, works hard, but his hockey sense is not up to par...I myself and other scouts with other teams i know find there were other players who were a little better than him at that pick.