Height: 5’11″/ Weight: 196 lbs.
Physical Play Great
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Great
Hockey Sense Great
1. Possesses great puck control skills; he is able to shield the puck from his opponent, while he works his way towards the slot and high-danger areas
2. He sees the ice well when the puck is on his stick and excels at passing into space with his soft hands and excellent timing
3. Has a lethal wrist shot that pops off his stick with a quickness not many in the draft class are capable of
Area’s for Improvement
1. Can lack discipline at times, which lead to costly penalties
2. Needs to work on moving the puck along the boards
After going third overall in the 2019 QMJHL Draft, L’Heureux got off to a blistering start in his rookie season and never looked back as he would finish the 2019-20 campaign with 53 points in 55 games as a rookie in the Q. In the offseason, L’Heureux was traded to the Halifax Mooseheads; his trade to Halifax gives him more minutes and better opportunities than were given to him by Moncton. Although he is not the biggest player, L’Heureux plays a strong and sturdy game; he is a dual-threat attacker who plays a power game. He has a low center of gravity and is really tough to knock off the puck when he is in the offensive zone. L’Heureux knows how to work himself through traffic and establish an excellent position around the net. The Mooseheads leading scorer through almost a dozen games thus far this season and has been a game-breaking player. His blend of power and skill give him a unique skill that not many forwards in the 2021 draft have; if he continues to perform with Halifax as their leading scorer and star player, he could very well work his way up the draft board. With the draft rankings for the 2021 draft so wide open, L’Heureux could end up being a top 5 pick if he ends up having a tremendous year with Halifax.
A Dynamic forward who a rare mix of power and skill; L’Heureux is equally as dangerous as a scorer as he is a playmaker, and is not afraid to get his nose dirty
Style Comparison: Brad Marchand
NHL Potential: Top 6 Playmaking Power Forward