2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Xavier Bouchard

XAVIER BOUCHARDCanada

Current Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-2 • Weight: 176 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Feb. 28, 2000 • Hometown: Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Rouyn-Nor. Huskies (Ban.); Amos Forestiers (Mid. AAA)
QMJHL Draft: 2016 by Baie-Comeau (Round 1, No. 5 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Baie-Comeau vs. Rimouski)
First QMJHL Goal: Oct. 7, 2016 (Baie-Comeau vs. Victoriaville)

IN THE NEWS:
Was at Hockey Canada Camp (in French)
Great Talent All About Winning (in French)
Picked to Play in World U-17's (in French)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Made giant strides this season, totalling 34 points, and by the end of the season getting time on both the first power play and penalty killing units. Brings size mobility and good hockey sense to the draft table." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "Flew under the radar the last two seasons. Bouchard is a real solid defensive prospect. Solid puck-mover with good flair offensively, and he will surprise a lot of people." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "The most impressive things about Bouchard: his poise with the puck and his smarts. He plays a simple game with the puck, with quick decision-making. ... He moves the puck well, and is very useful on the transition with crisp and accurate passes to his forwards. On the power play, he's able to show off his good vision and his shot is underrated. He has a good frame, still needs to add muscle to it in the next couple of years, but he has excellent potential." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)