Patrice Cormier

by daviddickenson on October 14, 2016
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Patrice Cormier, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 215

Born: 1990-06-14

Hometown: Moncton, New Brunswick

Drafted: 2008 by New Jersey, 54th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2016 – The Winnipeg Jets sent Cormier to their AHL affiliate the Manitoba Moose to start the season. – David Dickenson

Cormier was once a highly regarded prospect, but has over time transitioned into more of a third line two-way forward. He’s been in and out of the NHL since the 2011-12 season only seeing a handful of action, but still manages to produce solid numbers in the AHL. His strength lies as a checking forward, who can occasionally chip in offensively. His 6-2 frame will help him deal with the rigors of the league, but he will have to continue to work on his footspeed to make an impact. – David Dickenson

June, 2014 – Patrice Cormier spent this season with the Icecaps, tallying 26 points (nine goals and 17 assists) and 98 penalty minutes in 61 games. The former second-round pick has lost fantasy relevance unless he really picks up the pace, but he looks to project as a career NHL/AHL tweener. He saw limited ice time with the Jets this season, posting three assists in nine games. -Kevin Won

 

 

July, 2013 – The Jets have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Patrice Cormier. Cormier had an underwhelming season with the Icecaps, posting 11 points in 35 games. However, he was called up to replace Jim Slater on the checking line and played ten games with the Jets, posting no points. It appears that the offence has dried up and Cormier has settled into a grinder role. He is unlikely to have any fantasy relevance in the near future. -Kevin Won

 

 

March 2012 – Acquired from the Devils as part of the Kovalchuk deal, Cormier has developed slowly due to suspensions and injuries that only allowed him to play in 32 games in 2010-2011. This season he has played mainly in the AHL but has been up and down. Cormier can be a valuable asset to a hockey roster as he is a very aggressive physical player and is excellent defensively. His offense is limited however, making his fantasy value limited. He should crack the NHL but it will be as a third or fourth line checker.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Physical forward, who plays a two-way game. He can score, but real value is with his hits, blocks and PIMs.

 

Footage:

Cormier's infamous and vicious elbow on Mikael Tam

 

 

 

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