“Dubois is a highly-skilled power forward who is unique in that he can play all three forward positions. He excels at utilizing his size and strength to his advantage and can play with an edge. A strong skater with deceptive speed and quickness, Dubois is a gifted playmaker with elite hockey sense and puck skills.” - Dan Marr, Director NHL Central Scouting
"If you need someone to check the other team's top line and be a shut-down forward, he's a guy who can do that. If you need someone to generate scoring opportunities, he has the skill, speed and hands to do that too. He's a very all-around player." - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting
"He has the size and strength to be really tough to control and defend but he can use that to defend as well and you put that with the elite skater he is and the puck skills and the hockey sense, he's just a complete package to me." - Central Scouting's David Gregory
"There’s no mistaking Dubois as a high character, versatile forward who pushes his way through every inch of the ice just to get a quality scoring chance. He’s rugged, he’s fit, and he’s the type of player who goes about his business undeterred no matter how much opponents target him. He’s more of a moving threat the closer he gets to the net as opposed to a guy who sets up shop stagnantly. The closest player to having a complete NHL package outside of the top three, he can pass with touch or finish from range with authority." - Anthony Mauro, DraftBuzz Hockey
In 2015-16, Dubois finished third in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League scoring with 99 points (42-57—99) in 62 games and added 7-5—12 in 12 postseason contests for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
Dubois’ breakout 2015-16 season saw him named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team and awarded the Paul Dumont Trophy as QMJHL Personality of the Year and the Mike Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL’s Best Professional Prospect.
After being selected fifth overall by Cape Breton in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, Dubois finished ninth among rookies in 2014-15 with 10-35—45 in 54 games.
Dubois recorded 1-2—3 for Team Orr – including the game-winning goal – in their 3-2 victory over Team Cherry at the 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver.
His father, Eric, - who was selected 76th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1989 NHL Draft – currently serves as an assistant coach with Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL.
Dubois sees top ranking as reward for hard work
"One of my main goals was to improve during the year and I worked really hard in the summer to sustain a good season. The first half is important, but the second half and the playoffs are even more important. I'm the type of player that, as the year goes on, I feel I get better and better." - Pierre-Luc Dubois