Jean Gabriel Pageau Scouting Report- May 2011

Here are my thoughts on Jean Gabriel Pageau of the Ottawa Senators from May. 25th, 2011.

 

photo from lapresse.ca
photo from lapresse.ca

 

JEAN GABRIEL PAGEAU

TEAM:            GATINEAU OLYMPIQUES (5)

LEAGUE:        QMJHL

POSITION:   CENTRE

BORN:            NOV 11, 1992

HEIGHT:        5’9’’

WEIGHT:       165 LBS.

SHOOTS:       RIGHT

NUMBER:       #11

2010-11 STATS:

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
GAMES PLAYED

67

24

GOALS

32

13*

ASSISTS

47

16

POINTS

79

29*

PLUS/MINUS

23

9

PIM

22

PPG

12*

PTS/GAME

1.18

1.21*

SHG

1

FO%

56%(1431)

53% (651)

STRENGTHS:

1.  HOCKEY IQ

2.  GREAT ON SPECIAL TEAMS

3.  FACEOFFS

WEAKNESSES & AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT:

1.  SIZE AND STRENGTH

2.  NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO LEVERAGE HIS SPEED AND QUICKNESS AGAINST BIGGER OPPONENTS

3.  FORCED PLAYS WHICH LEAD TO TURNOVERS

SKILL CATEGORY:

TWO WAY FORWARD

SCOUTING REPORT:

PAGEAU IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED PLAYERS COMING OUT OF THE QMJHL THIS YEAR.  IT WAS SHOCKING HE WASN’T ON CENTRAL SCOUTING’S FINAL DRAFT RANKINGS. HE WAS INCREDIBLE IN THIS YEAR’S PLAYOFFS AND LED HIS TEAM TO THE QMJHL FINALS. HE IS A GAME BREAKER AND WILL BE A STEAL IN THE MID TO LATE ROUNDS OF THE DRAFT.

PAGEAU IS A GREAT SKATER WITH TERRIFIC OFFENSIVE SKILLS. HE’S VERY RESPONSIBLE DEFENSIVELY AND IS OFTEN THE FIRST TO COVER FOR PINCHING DEFENSEMAN. HE ALSO POSSESSES A RARE LOVE AND GIFT FOR BLOCKING SHOTS.

HE EXCELS ON THE POWERPLAY AND THE PENALTY KILL AND IS ONE OF THE BEST FACE OFF MEN COMING OUT OF THE QMJHL. HE HAS A DECEIVINGLY DANGEROUS SHOT AND HE’S A VERY SLIPPERY PLAYER TO DEFEND AGAINST.

HIS SIZE WILL BE A QUESTION MARK MOVING FORWARD BUT HE HAS SHOWN HE ISN’T AFRAID TO GO INTO THE CORNERS WITH MUCH BIGGER PLAYERS.

NHL POTENTIAL:

2ND LINE CENTRE

PLAYER COMPARISON:

POOR MAN’S MARTIN ST. LOUIS

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