2017 NHL Entry Draft

Pierre-Olivier Joseph

PIERRE-OLIVIER JOSEPHCanada

ARIZONA • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 23

 

Previous Team: Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 27

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 160 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: July 1, 1999 • Hometown: Chambly, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: St. Hyacinthe Gaulois (Quebec Midget AAA)
QMJHL Draft: 2015 by Charlottetown (Round 5, No. 78 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Oct. 14, 2015 (Charlottetown at Drummondville)
First QMJHL Goal: Dec. 28, 2015 (Charlottetown at Cape Breton)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's very smart and his hockey IQ is very good. He's composed with the puck. He's good on angles, keeps his gaps tight, and his stickwork is good. On the power-play, he can put the puck in good places." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Big, mobile two-way defender with more defensive upside at next level. Has good hands and above-average puck control. Sees the ice and makes good decisions with the puck." (Chris Mooring, ISS Scout)

• "There are body composition concerns. Maybe he’s just physically immature, but when you see him, he has a slight build. His brother (Mathieu Joseph) does as well, but he’s put on a few pounds since the (2015) draft." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Amazing development for Joseph in the last two to three seasons, since his 15-year-old season in Midget AAA. There’s a lot to like with him, and the good news is that he’s not even close to being done as far as development on the ice. Off the ice, he will continue to get stronger." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Thinks the game very well and avoids making plays into bad spots. Always seems to be thinking two moves ahead. The big development this season has been on offence. His confidence has grown by leaps and bounds with the puck, especially on the PP, where he is a key play-maker." (Red Line Report)