2017 NHL Entry Draft

D'Artagnan Joly




Previous Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 121

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-2¾ • Weight: 181 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: April 7, 1999 • Hometown: Gatineau, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Gatineau Intrepide (Que. Midget AAA); Gatineau (QMJHL)
QMJHL Draft: 2015 by Gatineau (Round 2, No. 35 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 11, 2015 (Gatineau vs. Blainville-Boisbriand)
First QMJHL Goal: Dec. 31, 2015 (Baie-Comeau vs. Chicoutimi)

Eager to Make His Team Better (in French)
Traded Early in His Rookie Year (in French)
A Truly Unique Name in Hockey (in French)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Michael Joly’s big little brother has all the tools to one day compete for an NHL job, but the key word is compete. No issues with his height, skating, puck skills or shot, and if he ever learns to show more willingness to get his nose dirty along with adding some much-needed muscle, the wiry winger has NHL upside." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Tall winger with great puck skills. Will become one of the best stick-handlers in the QMJHL in the next two seasons, but rest of his game needs a lot of work." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Generates impressive speed when he gets going, with long strides that generate good speed, but will need to keep working on the explosiveness in his first three strides. ... He has the ability to make good defensemen in the league look silly on some plays as his puck skills are excellent. However, he can also be frustrating at times -- he can be too soft on the ice and stay on the perimeter. He’s a one-dimensional forward at this time in his career." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Wins corner battles and makes power moves straight to the net. Effective cycling down low. Can carry the puck quite well, and his puck-handling at speed is surprisingly smooth, but he needs to learn to find and use his linemates better. Gets tunnel vision and stick-handles himself off to the corner without ever looking for linemates in better scoring position, so his hockey sense is a question mark. Has good hands and receives passes well on the move." (Red Line Report)