2017 NHL Entry Draft

Alexandre Texier

ALEXANDRE TEXIERFrance

COLUMBUS • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 45

 

Previous: Grenoble Bruleurs de Loups (Ligue Magnus)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 82

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 174 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 13, 1999 • Hometown: Grenoble, France

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Grenoble (France U18/U22)
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by Baie-Comeau (Round 1, No. 14 Overall)
Agent: Simo Niiranen (Acme World Sports)
Ligue Magnus Debut: Sept. 13, 2016 (Grenoble at Dijon)
First Ligue Magnus Goal: Sept. 13, 2016 (Grenoble at Dijon)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Grinding scorer played against men back home, did well internationally." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "A rare France-based prospect, Texier earned notice due to lightning speed and special puck skills. His league makes him an unknown, but it is always worthwhile to gamble on high-end potential, and Texier has it." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "Young phenom from France set records in the Under-18 league as a 16-year-old and turned heads as a 17-year-old in the France men’s league playoffs -- collecting eight points (including a five-point game) in his first-round series. Just three days shy of being eligible for the 2018 NHL draft, many teams scouted him in the Under-18 B pool in April." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Has very good puck skills, and he can stickhandle in and out of traffic both when weaving in the offensive zone and at top speed. He has shown off some puck-handling creativity and has efficient hands, as he does not over handle the puck and he pushes it forward when he can skate into it. Combines his quick feet and hands well." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has a hard and accurate shot that he should use more often. Keeps feet moving all the time. Light edgework and well-balanced with a bow-legged stride. Very strong on skates with great bursts ofenergy. Carries the puck in and out of traffic, and is patient in a crowd -- doesn't panic with the puck, though he overhandles it at times." (Red Line Report)