Alex Barré-Boulet

Tampa Bay Lightning
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Fantasy Summary

Quick, skilled, and tenacious forward who allows his smarts to compensate for his slight frame. Great offensive instincts and may develop into a legitimate top-six NHL option


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 21, 1997
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – Though listed as a center, Barré-Boulet has settled into playing the right wing in Syracuse’s forward lineup and has become one of the AHL’s top forwards in his rookie season. Barré-Boulet has been a revelation for the Crunch this year as he ranks top five in the AHL in shot generation, tied for second in goals with 30, and tied for fifth in points with 58 in 64 games played while also leading all rookies in said categories. Barré-Boulet is a smallish forward standing at just 5-foot-10, though he makes up for his size with agile skating ability, excellent puck skills, and a capable shot. Barré-Boulet has become a dangerous option for the Crunch on the powerplay, and his offensive skill set should add him to the conversation as one of Tampa Bay’s top prospects. Brandon Holmes

October 2018 – The small, shifty winger has lived up to that billing so far this year in Syracuse. His offensive game has translated well to the AHL level, tallying five points in seven games played. His skill enables him to gain space in the offensive zone and he takes advantage of it. Like most highly skilled players who are looked over at the draft, he needs to continue to work on his defensive game. A year in Syracuse will tell us a lot about whether or not we will be seeing him in the Tampa Bay lineup any time soon. Jordan Deshane

March 2018 – After trading a duo of prospects in Brett Howden and Libor Hajek to the Rangers in the blockbuster McDonagh/Miller deadline deal, Steve Yzerman has wasted little time in re-adding to the Lightning prospect pool. Alex Barre-Boulet, a soon-to-be 21-year-old center-ice man playing for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL is currently leading the league in points by a substantial margin. His crafty style of play is unlike most other centerman in the Lightning pipeline, which could lend him an advantage when competing for a depth spot in the coming years.

While the Lightning have put a heavy emphasis on established two-way players selected in the entry draft, Barre-Boulet leans more heavily to the creative part of his game. The 5-foot 10-inch center leads the league in points by a wide margin, ahead of fourth-place fellow Lightning prospect Otto Somppi by nearly 30 points. While his offensive upside is substantial, the Montmagny native wasn’t passed over in two entry drafts for no reason. His foot speed is lacking which could limit him from making an impact in an NHL scoring role. If speed and skill is the future of the NHL, however, Barre-Boulet could prove to be a valuable signing for the Lightning and soften the blow of losing Howden to the Rangers. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Rive-Sud Express 2 Bntm AA LHDAAQ 19 14 9 23 22 | Playoffs 4 3 3 6
  Rive-Sud Express Midget Espoir QMEAA 6 1 2 3 0 | Playoffs 2 3 1 4
 2012-2013 Rive-Sud Express Midget Espoir QMEAA 25 19 23 42 10 | Playoffs 9 4 7 11 14 
  Lévis Chevaliers QMAAA 11 1 2 3 4 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3
 2013-2014 Lévis Chevaliers QMAAA 32 21 19 40 6 | Playoffs 6 2 7 9
 2014-2015 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 68 23 28 51 24 |          
 2015-2016 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 65 35 54 89 42 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2016-2017 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 37 17 31 48 26 |          
  Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 28 12 21 33 16 | Playoffs 20 14 17 31 10 
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 65 53 63 116 67 | Playoffs 19 13 14 27 14 
 2018-2019 Syracuse Crunch AHL 74 34 34 68 18 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
 2019-2020 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 3 1 4 0 |          

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