2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Benoit-Olivier Groulx

BENOIT-OLIVIER GROULXCanada

Current Team: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 181 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 6, 2000 • Hometown: Gatineau, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Outaouais Intrepide (Ban.); Gatineau Intrepide (Mid. AAA)
QMJHL Draft: 2016 by Halifax (Round 1, No. 1 Overall)
Agent: Andre Ruel (CAA Sports)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Halifax at Moncton)
First QMJHL Goal: Sept. 24, 2016 (Halifax vs. Saint John)

IN THE NEWS:
No. 1-Ranked Prospect Entering QMJHL
Considered the College Route (in French)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Son of AHL coach Benoit Groulx plays a smart game that includes defense." (Hockey News 2017 Draft Preview)

• "I really like his hockey sense. He's a 200-foot player, very competitive, very smart in all three zones. Impresses with his defensive awareness." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News 2017 Future Watch)

• "Was selected first overall in the 2016 QMJHL draft, so the expectations were high for the talented center/winger who managed to notch 17 goals in his rookie season. Expect a larger role on Halifax next season, especially if Hischier doesn’t return." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "I expected more success offensively out of Groulx this past season (2016-17), but he still has a lot of good things going for him with his size, smarts and heavy shot." (Jerome Bedard, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Already has great size and is still growing in his frame, although he still needs to add some mass to it. He has definitely the potential to become a good power forward down the road. ... A player that coaches can trust in any situation on the ice; he can play a big role on the power play and on the penalty kill. He also can play both down the middle and on the wing, making his versatility an asset to his team. He’s a very smart hockey player. He does a lot of small things well on the ice. ... Groulx’s number one offensive asset is his shot." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)