Pierre-Luc Dubois

Kevin Wickersham

2018-02-04

 

Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-03

Weight: 201

Born: 1998-06-24

Hometown:  Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC, CAN

Drafted: 3rd Overall 2016 by Columbus Blue Jackets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2018 – With 10 goals and 13 assists in 52 contests, Dubois has served a key role on the Blue Jackets' injury-depleted forward crew. Most recently centering their third line between Cam Atkinson and Panarin, he's spent about 85% of his 5v5 play this year next to Josh Anderson and just slightly less with Panarin. Dubois has been a solid even-strength component, but done the most damage on the man advantage, registering eight of his 23 points on the power play. He's currently manning the second unit with Anderson, Bjokstrand and new-acquired Jussi Jokinen. While his TOI per game stands at 15:55 over the campaign, and this was originally envisioned as somewhat of a developmental year, he regularly logged over 20 minutes per game in early January, including a 24:59 performance on January 7 against Florida. He's also lent a welcome physical presence, averaging 1.6 hits per game. Kevin Wickersham

November 2017 – Following a solid training camp, 19-year-old Dubois cracked Columbus' opening night roster and after a slow start with relatively little ice time, has seen better results lately with two goals in his last four contests and creeping over 20 minutes TOI in their last tilt. He seems to be gaining responsibility now, centering the Panarin – Josh Anderson line and could see his production increase further as a result. Kevin Wickersham

September 2017 – A productive Dubois looks confident in his second Traverse City Prospects Tournament, Centering the top-line flanked by last year's QMJHL MVP Vitaly Abramov and Calvin Thurkauf, he's thus far registered two goals in as many contests along with a plus-three and six penalty minutes. Dubois is surely hoping preseason success will translate into an NHL role come opening night. Kevin Wickersham

August 2017 – Admitting perhaps he played it a bit too conservatively in an effort to display a well-rounded, two-way game during his somewhat underwhelming 2016-17 campaign, Dubois vowed to be more aggressive in the upcoming year. His World Junior Summer Showcase efforts may have been a good omen, as Dubois registered a goal and an assist for Team Canada in dropping their final contest 7-5 to the USA squad. He will also participate in the early September Traverse City Prospects Tournament prior to training camp. Kevin Wickersham

June 2017 – Pierre-Luc Dubois had a bit of a drop-off in the 2016-17 season if you look solely at the total numbers