The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with forward prospect Zack Bolduc.
Bolduc, 19, was selected by the Blues in the first round (No. 17 overall) of the 2021 NHL Draft in July.
Bolduc has spent the last two seasons with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, posting 40 goals and 41 assists (81 points) in 82 games. In 2019-20, he was named the QMJHL Rookie of the Year after leading all rookies in goals (30) and finishing second among first-year players in points (52).
According to Elite Prospects, Bolduc "dangles through flat-footed defenders with rapid stickhandling motions, and then when given an open shooting lane, he can take a couple of steps, kick a leg back and sling pucks past the goalie."
"I would describe myself as a guy who can play center or on the wing, a guy who can skate pretty well and has a great shot," Bolduc said. "Also can pass it. I'm creative with the puck, I like to create some plays. I can (play a) physical, fast, skilled game. I can play any type of game. That's me."
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