Laurent Dauphin Winnipeg Hockey Talk Prospect

Laurent Dauphin

About Laurent Dauphin:   League: QMJHL   Team: Chicoutimi Saqueneens

DOB: Mar. 26, 1995     Hometown: Repentigny, PQ

Position: C/LW     Shoots: Left 

Height: 6′     Weight: 166 

Games: 65      Goals: 25     Assists: 32     Points: 57     Plus/Minus: 0     PIM: 50

Laurent Dauphin played this past season in the QMJHL for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.    

Skating

Laurent Dauphin’s game is all about speed.  He is a fluid skater with a quick first step and very good acceleration.  He is very deceptive on the rush because of his ability to change speeds with his lateral skating agility.  

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Laurent Dauphin

Offence

Laurent Dauphin is an excellent stick-handler and using this with his skating ability he is able to create time and space off the rush.   He is a very good play-maker and has a knack for holding on to the puck for an extra split second to make a great pass.  He see’s the ice very well and is very poised.  Dauphin has a decent accurate shot with a quick release.  At 166 lbs, Laurent Dauphin competes in the tough areas in front of the net and in the corners but he is easily moved off the puck.

Defense

Laurent Dauphin works hard on the defensive part of his game.  He back-checks,  plays a good positional game but struggles with a grinding cycle game due to his size.  Dauphin will need to bulk up to be a complete player at the pro level.  

Projection

His skill-set on the powerplay combined with a very good hockey IQ could see him as an NHL top 6 forward.  Most projections have him as a late first round selection.  I see him as a second round pick going in the 35-40 range.

Mitch Kasprick (431 Posts)

My name is Mitch and like most Canadian kids I was introduced to hockey at a very young age and fell in love with the game. I have played, I have coached, I even scouted in WHL for 15 years. I spend half my time in Winnipeg, MB and the other half in San Tan Valley, AZ. I am a season ticket holder for The Winnipeg Jets and my wife and I attend The Phoenix Coyotes games. I am involved in 3 or 4 fantasy leagues, I enjoy hockey shows on radio or TV, TSN or SportsNet, ESPN or NBC Sports and Fox Sports Arizona. You get the picture, hockey is a big part of my life. Admin/Writer at http://phoenixhockeytalk.com


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