MONTREAL - With the 2019 NHL Draft approaching, here are some options which could be of interest to the Canadiens, who hold the 15th pick in the first round. Today: forward Jakob Pelletier.
| ||Date of birth: March 7, 2001 |
Birthplace: Québec, QC, CAN
Weight: 160 lbs.
Position: Left wing
Midseason ranking, North American skaters: 20
Final ranking, North American skaters: 27
|Season ||Team ||League ||Games played ||Goals ||Assists ||Points ||+/- |
|2018-19 ||Moncton ||QMJHL ||65 ||39 ||50 ||89 ||+27 |
|2017-18 ||Moncton ||QMJHL ||60 ||23 ||38 ||61 ||+5 |
Pelletier finished the 2018-19 season seventh in points in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
In his first campaign in the QMJHL, the winger was third among wingers in points and was named to the rookie All-Star team.
Pelletier also took part in the World Under-18 Hockey Championship with Team Canada, collecting two assists in seven games. The forward also won the Hlinka Gretzky Cup with Canada this year.
"Pelletier's excellent skating and edge work comes from a powerful lower body that allows him to hold onto the puck to create scoring chances for himself and his teammates. He's also shown the willingness to get to the front of the net to score despite being undersized (5-9, 161)." -Adam Kimelman, NHL Central Scouting Bureau
"Pelletier has high-end puck skills and vision to create plays in the offensive end. He also can protect the puck, win battles along the boards and drive to the net with assertiveness." -Mike G. Morreale, NHL Central Scouting Bureau