Jonathan Drouin

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
5.11
Weight: 
191
Born: 
03/27/1995
Age: 
19
Hometown: 
Ste-Agathe, PQ
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1 (#3) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Top line winger and Top-20 NHL scorer
Prospect Ranking: 
0
Depth Chart Weight: 
4

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2013
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
1
Pick No.: 
3
Draft Team: 
Halifax (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
07/05/2013
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$894 167
Contract Start Year: 
2014
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$925 000
Salary: 
$925 000
Salary: 
$832 500

Bio

Awards: 

2010-11

  • Canada Winter Games Silver Medal


2012-13

  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion
  • CHL Player-of-the-Week x2
  • CHL Player-of-the-Year
  • CHL Top Prospects Game
  • Ivan Hlinka Gold Medal
  • QMJHL Best Professional Prospect "Mike Bossy Trophy"
  • QMJHL Champion
  • QMJHL First All-Star Team
  • QMJHL Most Valuable Player "Michel Brière Trophy"
  • QMJHL Personality of the Year "Paul Dumont Trophy"
  • QMJHL Playoffs Most Assists (23)
  • QMJHL Playoffs Most Points (35)
  • QMJHL Playoffs MVP "Guy Lafleur Trophy"

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

An agile forward, Drouin is very creative and a good skater. He is an extremely offensive player with fantastic hands and excellent on-ice-vision. Drouin has a good shot but is best used as a playmaker and is very dangerous on the powerplay. Drouin is not a large player or an explosive skater, but he is very agile and able to play his way out of tight spots thanks to his hockey sense. (Matias Strozyk, 2012)

Strengths: 

Drouin mixes some of the best hockey sense and passing ability to be seen in the draft in quite some time with world class stickhandling ability and lateral quickness and skating. He truly appears to have the puck tied to the blade of his stick with a string. Add to that a solid shot and you have a player who is equally adept at shooting, passing, or making you look foolish by carrying it past you in the offensive third. As an added intangible, Drouin might also be one of the fiercest competitors in the draft, and while he may not be a bone cruncher he will go to the high traffic areas to make plays.

Weaknesses: 

Drouin is not the ideal NHL size and he doesn't have a top level gear in terms of straight line speed. Those knocks should be tempered by saying he does have excellent lower body strength and really just needs to get his upper body strength to the same point, and his straight line speed may be compensated for by his lateral agility and advanced ability to read the play. Also, like many young forwards, he needs to continue to work on his play in the defensive third.

Projection: 

Top Line Left Winger and Top-20 NHL Scorer

Comparisons:
Names That Have Been Floated: Patrick Kane, Claude Giroux, Martin St. Louis, Denis Savard, Gilbert Perrault

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Nord Sélects Bantam 2 AAMMBAA- - -- -|        
 2010-2011 Lac St-Louis LionsQMAAA38 22 3658 38|Playoffs15 11 1728 18 
  Team Québec CWG6 2 46 2|        
  Lac St-Louis LionsTelus Cup7 2 46 12|        
 2011-2012 Lac St-Louis LionsQMAAA22 22 3153 35|        
  Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL33 7 2229 12|Playoffs17 9 1726
  Canada Québec U17WHC-174 2 35 2|        
 2012-2013 Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL49 41 64105 32|Playoffs17 12 2335 14 
  Canada U18Hlinka Memorial5 0 55 2|        
  Canada U20WJC-206 2 24 0|        
  Halifax MooseheadsM-Cup4 1 89 0|        
 2013-2014 Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL46 29 79108 43|Playoffs16 13 2841 18 
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 44 0|        
  Canada U20WJC-207 3 69 24|        
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL24 2 1113 8|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL2 1 23 0|        

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