THE OILERS AND THE QMJHL (2016 EDITION)

If the Edmonton Oilers overshop the WHL, and undershop the OHL, it ignores the QMJHL like the plague. Depending on how things break at the draft lottery, things could change in 2016.

PLAYERS DRAFTED BY YEAR AND TOTAL

  • 2015 NHL draft—211 total players, 30 from the Q
  • 2014 NHL draft—210 total players, 17 from the Q
  • 2013 NHL draft—211 total players, 31 from the Q
  • 2012 NHL draft–211 total players, 19 from the Q
  • 2011 NHL draft, 211 total players, 22 from the Q
  • 2010 NHL draft 210 total players, 22 from the Q
  • 2009 NHL draft, 211 total players, 23 from the Q
  • 2008 NHL draft, 211 total players, 27 from the Q
  • FINAL TALLY: 1686 total players, 191 from the Q
  • PERCENTAGE: 11.3%

OILERS QMJHL PLAYERS DRAFTED BY YEAR AND TOTAL

  • 2015 NHL draft—6 total players, 0 from the Q
  • 2014 NHL draft—6 total players, 1 from the Q
  • 2013 NHL draft—10 total players, 1 from the Q
  • 2012 NHL draft–7 total players, 0 from the Q
  • 2011 NHL draft–9 total players, 0 from the Q
  • 2010 NHL draft–11 total players, 1 from the Q
  • 2009 NHL draft–7 total players, 1 from the Q
  • 2008 NHL draft–5 total players, 1 from the Q
  • FINAL TALLY: 61 total players, 5 from the Q
  • PERCENTAGE: 8.2%

QMJHL OILERS SINCE 2008

  • 2008—Phil Cornet (2 NHL games)
  • 2009—Oliver Roy
  • 2010—Jeremie Blain
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013—Marco Roy
  • 2014—Keven Bouchard
  • 2015

Edmonton has invested exactly one dear selection in the QMJHL over the last eight years—and it hasn’t worked out yet. Marco Roy had a solid junior career but did not spike as a scorer. His AHL season (signed a deal with Bakersfield) went pretty well and hopefully he can make his way to the NHL from there. Roy was a strong analytics pick and those underlying numbers may get him to the show eventually.

QMJHL 2016 DRAFT ELIGIBLES

  1. C Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Rugged, quality PF. Oilers must love him, he has size, skill and drives to the net. If the Oil pick No. 4 or later, he could be their selection. 62gp, 42-57-99, 112pims.
  2. R Vitalii Abramov, Gatineau Olympiques. Explosive scorer. Dynamic. Speedy and creative, he is a small winger with terrific talent.
  3. C-R Pascal Laberge, Victoriaville Tigres. Has two-way skills, very aggressive. EP: Has a good set of goal-scorer’s hands, but tends to use them more to pass than anything. All-in-all, an efficient, yet exciting, two-way forward with potential to develop into a playmaking goal scorer. Source
  4. R Maxime Fortier, Halifax Mooseheads. Speed and skill, great shot. He was No. 145 NA Central Scouting, but the numbers suggest a very good prospect. He may not go in the top 100, but over a point-per-game.
  5. R Julien Gauthier, Val D’Or Foreurs. Kirk Luedeke: Massive man child (6-4, 221) oozes potential with his impressive skating and shot for one so big. The Foreurs winger strikes me as more of a complementary player who needs skilled playmakers on his line to make it work, but someone will jump on him earlySource
  6. C Brandon Gignac, Shawinigan. Skill C, nice numbers. Red Line Report: Slick playmaker has a knack for finding open ice and open teammates.  Not flashy, but has good hockey sense. Source
  7. L Vladimir Kuznetsov, Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Big, strong and skilled.
  8. D Samuel Girard, Shawinigian. The new M-A Bergeron. Smart. McKeens: Girard can both handle and pass the puck as well as any QMJHL defender can in this draft class and his elusiveness allows him to twist and turn his way up us for clean offensive zone entries. One of the more exciting defenders to watch. Source
  9. L Matthew Boucher, Quebec Remparts. Small, speed, skill. Scott Wheeler: “He works hard and fast to pursue the puck carrier and get back into the play defensively.” Source
  10. C Otto Somppi, Halifax. Big C, has skill.
  11. RD Frederic Allard, Chicoutimi. Two-way D, impressive offense.
  12. C William Bower, Moncton. Undersized C.
  13. G Evan Fitzpatrick, Sherbrooke. No. 1 ranked NA goalie by CSB. Great athlete. .896
  14. C Jordan Maher, Acadie-Bathurst. Effective two-way C.
  15. L Daniil Miromanov, Acadie-Bathurst. Big right winger with some offense.
  16. D Luke Green, Saint John. Offensive defender.
  17. D Pascal Corbeil, Blainville-Boisbriand.
  18. L Mitchell Balmas, Charlottetown. Skill winger.
  19. D Gabriel Sylvestre, Shawinigan. Big defender.
  20. G Mark Grametbauer, Gatineau. .912 after heading to Gatineau.
  21. C Nathan Noel, Saint John. Wide range of skills, undersized.
  22. D Jacob Neveu, Rouyn-Noranda. Big righty blue.
  23. L Mathieu Sevigny, Drummondville. Smart checker with speed.
  24. C Felix Lauzon, Victoriaville. Small skill C. No buzz.
  25. D Gabriel Bilodeau, Gatineau. Tall, thin blue.
  26. G Reilly Pickard, Acadie-Bathurst. A solid resume, not highly-ranked. .902
  27. L Sam Laberge, Rimouski. NHL size and some skill. Second-year eligible.
  28. L Jeffrey Truchon Viel, Acadie-Bathurst. Skill winger.

PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS

  • Red Line Report: His move to centre this season has taken his game to new heights. He’s got the size, hands, hockey sense, and creativity to become a true #1 centre in the NHL. Add in his dedication to  getting better, mental make-up, and willingness to compete hard on every shift in all three zones,and he’s a fairly wart-proof prospect. The only minor pitfall is that he lacks first step explosion and a separation gear at the top end in his stride right now – but he is working on it diligently. Source

If Edmonton drafts No. 4 overall or later, Dubois stands a very good chance of being their man. That Red Line report is worth reading (RLR is fabulous) and they do talk about the positive sides of his skating. The more you read about Dubois, at 6.03 and 202 and doesn’t turn 18 until draft week, the more you can see him as a Chiarelli Oiler.

 

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43 Responses to "THE OILERS AND THE QMJHL (2016 EDITION)"

  1. Rondo says:

    OT: Redline Report # 1 D-man in the draft

    Jake Bean

    PLD is a workout freak he and Darnell can work together if Oilers pick him at #4.

  2. Lowetide says:

    Rondo:
    OT: Redline Report # 1 D-man in the draft

    Jake Bean

    They have had him there pretty much all season iirc.

  3. Rondo says:

    Lowetide,

    I was surprised I listened to Kyle Woodlief today.

    He certainly scores points.

  4. Lowetide says:

    Rondo:
    Lowetide,

    I was surprised I listened to Kyle Woodlief today.

    He certainly scores points.

    Yes. Industry standard, and I love Pronman a lot. Here is the latest from RLR
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/draft/2016/04/22/nhl-draft-jost-fabbro-nylander-gustavsson/83404180/

  5. Alpine says:

    The Red Line article makes me like the Dubois kid even more. He’s the main reason I don’t care if we drop out of the top 3. This is the player you want on McDavid’s line in 2-3 years.

  6. Rondo says:

    Lowetide,

    Thanks, I hope Oilers don’t pick a D in the top 4

  7. Lowetide says:

    Rondo:
    Lowetide,

    Thanks,I hope Oilers don’tpick a D in the top 4

    They might, although it will probably be between Sergachev and Joulevi. Jmo.

  8. Mr DeBakey says:

    D Gabriel Sylvestre, Shawinigan. Big defender.

    Tall, the big remains latent at this time. No Offense. But, he shoots right!

    C-R Pascal Laberge, Victoriaville Tigres. Has two-way skills, very aggressive.

    He looks very interesting – 2nd or 3rd rounder, ink him in.

    D Pascal Corbiel, Blainville-Boisbriand.

    Its Corbeil. Another MAB by the look of it.

  9. Skeeziks says:

    In the first 7 years the NHL Oilers were in Northlands/Rexall they won the Stanley Cup five times. I think it would be only fitting if in the last 7 years in that building they won the first overall draft pick 5 times.

    Is this the balance that LT keeps talking about?

  10. Lowetide says:

    Skeeziks:
    In the first 7 years the NHL Oilers were in Northlands/Rexall they won the Stanley Cup five times. I think it would be only fitting if in the last 7 years in that building they won the first overall draft pick 5 times.

    Is this the balance that LT keeps talking about?

    Amen, brother.

  11. godot10 says:

    Skeeziks:
    In the first 7 years the NHL Oilers were in Northlands/Rexall they won the Stanley Cup five times. I think it would be only fitting if in the last 7 years in that building they won the first overall draft pick 5 times.

    Is this the balance that LT keeps talking about?

    I think you may have forgotten the Oilers first 4 seasons in the NHL.

  12. fifthcartel says:

    Maybe Lowetide means Subbalance?

  13. Woodguy says:

    Woodlief has Bean as a RHS, everyone else in the world has him as a LHS.

    Its also important to remember that when looking at 17 year old Dmen that the most consistent predictor of NHL success is 5v5 pts/gm.

  14. MrEd says:

    Woodguy,

    Images has Bean shooting left.

  15. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy:
    Woodlief has Bean as a RHS, everyone else in the world has him as a LHS.

    Its also important to remember that when looking at 17 year old Dmen that the most consistent predictor of NHL success is 5v5 pts/gm.

    Bean is LHD. As for 5×5 success, junior numbers have to be adjusted for league (OHL is a tougher league than the other two) but agree on EV scoring. That is why that AHL Prospects site is so cool.

  16. Centre of attention says:

    Lowetide:
    RD Frederic Allard, Chicoutimi. Two-way D, impressive offense.

    This guy has exactly zero hype and it baffles me. Just under a point per game, has two way game as well. Not a tiny kid either.

    Is skating an issue perhaps? Only thing I can think of. I would still use a mid-late second rounder on him any day of the week unless he has cement shoes.

  17. Lowetide says:

    Centre of attention: This guy has exactly zero hype and it baffles me. Just under a point per game, has two way game as well. Not a tiny kid either.

    Is skating an issue perhaps? Only thing I can think of.

    That is always the question, agree with your take. Hopefully we get some accurate information between now and the draft, but the Q remains stubbornly out of reach for this Dutchman.

  18. Centre of attention says:

    Lowetide: That is always the question, agree with your take. Hopefully we get some accurate information between now and the draft, but the Q remains stubbornly out of reach for this Dutchman.

    He could not be a perfect skater but get by with some sound defensive awareness. There are lots of useful D with offense who do not skate amazingly. One of your favorites Cody Franson comes to mind when I look at this player.

    If he slips to the 4th or even 5th round like Bear, I would snag him definitely. The Oilers do employ an Olympian skating coach, for what its worth.

  19. Centre of attention says:

    Lowetide,

    Speaking of Neil Young and the upcoming the NHL draft, this song comes to mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzKbfr8InYo

    “They had the best selection, they were poisoned with protection,
    There was nothing that they needed, nothing left to find.
    They were lost in rock formations or became park bench mutations,
    On the sidewalks and in the stations they were waiting, waiting.

    So I got bored and left them there, they were just deadweight to me,
    Better down the road without that load.”

    Oh, those Oilers.

  20. PeOiler says:

    L Mitchell Balmas, Charlottetown. Skill winger.

    Pretty nifty player there. Not too shabby at all. Just shabby enough really.

    I recall Balmas started getting looks at centre late in the year. Ended up filling in for an injured Chlapik during the playoffs too. Not sure if that was his preference or just circumstance though.

  21. MrEd says:

    Normally when a linemate goes off-side you get pissed for a second and then you carry on. Now the NHL is involved. What a fuck-up.

  22. prairieschooner says:

    Minnie v Dallas,Hemmer playing well has an assist and is doing stuff
    The commentator just said that he skates with “such solarity” I am really puzzled by this word but it seems like a good word for Hemskys’ skating skills

  23. Lowetide says:

    prairieschooner:
    Minnie v Dallas,Hemmer playing well has an assist and is doing stuff
    The commentator just said that he skates with “such solarity” I am really puzzled by this word but it seems like a good word for Hemskys’ skating skills

    Probably celerity. Means very fast celery. 🙂

  24. prairieschooner says:

    Just googled Celerity and you are absolutely correct…….however other than a broadcast guy like yourself I wonder how many regular folk actually know that word ?
    We are good with truculent and panache but celerity ?

  25. prairieschooner says:

    An episcopal inquiry the pontifical commission in view of his beatification was instituted by decree of the 21st of July 1626, a celerity unique in the annals of the Congregation of Rites.

  26. godot10 says:

    Colin McDonald, Chris Vandevelde, and Taylor Chorney all played tonight in the NHL playoffs. How do you like ‘dem apples?

  27. Pretendergast says:

    Re: QMJHL
    Luke Green of Saint John with 2nd rounder?

    An excellent offensive defenceman whose killer instincts in the offensive zone allow him to materialize scoring chances. Very shifty skater who is highly mobile. Good puckhandling ability and puck control; makes quick decisions with the puck in traffic and under pressure. Reliable defensively, but is much more effective when utilizing his offensive tools at the other end of the ice. All-in-all, a smart, smooth-skating defenceman who can play in most situations and excel in an offensive position. (Curtis Joe)

    6’1 and he’s a righty!

  28. "Steve Smith" says:

    prairieschooner:
    Just googled Celerity and you are absolutely correct…….however other than a broadcast guylike yourself I wonder how many regular folk actually know that word ?

    Well, I can tell you that it certainly doesn’t mean what I, for one, think it means.

  29. Lowetide says:

    prairieschooner:
    Just googled Celerity and you are absolutely correct…….however other than a broadcast guylike yourself I wonder how many regular folk actually know that word ?
    We are good with truculent and panache but celerity ?

    Oh I just looked it up with alternate spelling, since I cannot spell one GD thing properly and it is a common problem. Try spelling diarrhea properly first time.

  30. prairieschooner says:

    Lowetide: Oh I just looked it up with alternate spelling, since I cannot spell one GD thing properly and it is a common problem. Try spelling diarrhea properly first time.

    When I was a youngster my Mum used to make me sick from something else when sending a note to school

  31. square_wheels says:

    Is anyone else as drunk as I am ? Carly Shoulders wearing an orange dress tonight folks, there’s one thing I enjoy about HNIC Roger’s coverage.

    Fuck the Kings as well. Seriously, fuck them.

  32. square_wheels says:

    Little JOE !!!!!!

  33. square_wheels says:

    I think LA just had nine players on the ice with possession – no call.

    In case anyone thought Lombardi still possesses Bettman pics with Gary being intimate with sheep….

  34. dustrock says:

    Sharksssssssssdd

  35. unca miltie says:

    Let’s go San jose

  36. square_wheels says:

    Come on Sharks, I want Lombardi to have lots of time to prepare Dustin Brown’s heroin possession charge this summer.

  37. square_wheels says:

    FUCK YES !!!!!!

    It’s a Festivus miracle !!!!!!!!!!!

    Enjoy your salary cap nightmare Lombardi, you asshat.

  38. commonfan14 says:

    If Edmonton drafts No. 4 overall or later

    Am I alone in way preferring that we end up with the 5th pick rather than the 4th if we don’t win any of the lotteries?

  39. Snowman says:

    Good for the Sharks. That was awesome.

    Pavelski is a hell of player. Seriously.

  40. Alpine says:

    Snowman:
    Good for the Sharks. That was awesome.

    Pavelski is a hell of player. Seriously.

    His career playoff scoreline is 86GP 31-31-62. Not bad at all.

  41. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide: Bean is LHD. As for 5×5 success, junior numbers have to be adjusted for league (OHL is a tougher league than the other two) but agree on EV scoring. That is why that AHL Prospects site is so cool.

    Yeah, I’m digging that a lot, thanks for the find.

  42. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAin'tSo! says:

    square_wheels:
    FUCK YES !!!!!!

    It’s a Festivus miracle !!!!!!!!!!!

    Enjoy your salary cap nightmare Lombardi, you asshat.

    Anyone else here thinking that maybe if Sutter, Lombardi and Doughty spent less time bitching about Eric Karlsson and more time thinking about their first round matchup they wouldn’t have been swept aside so easily?

    For all the praise that the Kings have received over the last couple of year the arrogance on display this year from this organization is just beyond galling.

    Go Sharks Go!

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