2017 NHL Entry Draft

Antoine Morand

ANTOINE MORANDCanada

ANAHEIM • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 60

 

Previous Team: Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 57

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 170 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1999 • Hometown: Mercier, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Chateauguay Grenadiers (Quebec Midget AAA)
QMJHL Entry Draft: 2015 by Bathurst (Round 1, No. 2 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 11, 2015 (Bathurst vs. Cape Breton)
First QMJHL Goal: Sept. 12, 2015 (Bathurst vs. Moncton)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a darting player. He makes plays at high speeds. His shot isn't all that strong, but he's a good passer and a strong puck-handler." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Eyes in the back of his head. Hockey IQ and vision is off-the-charts good. Elite play-maker. Can beat a guy one-one-one on the rush or stop up the offensive zone and make a play. Easy zone entries on the PP. Unsure if he can beat guys wide with speed. Has some shiftiness to his game." (Domenico Michetti, ISS Scout)

• "He has good pucks skills, a hard shot, and above-average hockey sense, but his size will hurt him on draft day." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Been a fan of this kid since his midget days, but I’m worried about his size for the NHL. He looks small out there, and I’m not sure how much bigger he will get in the next three to four years." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "The strongest parts of his game are his vision and play-making ability. He's a pass-first type who tends to look for the perfect play, but on his club, that's often to a less-skilled linemate who can't finish. His shot needs to get stronger, and he also needs to use it more, but he has a quick release and good accuracy. His size hurts him defensively -- could be better suited to play wing at the next level." (Red Line Report)