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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


Observations

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June 2020 – The 2019-20 campaign was another successful one for Alex Barré-Boulet. Barré-Boulet put up 27 goals and 56 points in 60 games this season for the Syracuse Crunch, leading the team in both categories as he remained a potent offensive threat in the AHL. His scoring pace increased this past season despite having an arguably weaker group around him Syracuse, which bodes well for his projection as a potential top-six forward at the NHL level. Brandon Holmes

November 2019 – Alex Barré-Boulet has returned to Syracuse in the AHL for the 2019-2020 season and has seemingly not missed a beat from his pro rookie season. The 22-year-old leads the Crunch with eight goals and 15 points in 18 games played while playing on the team’s top forward line and top powerplay unit. Barré-Boulet remains a skilled and potent offensive force for the Crunch and still projects optimistically as a potential top-six NHL forward. Brandon Holmes

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.8
NHL Certainty 6.8
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 21, 1997
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Québec Rive-Sud PWQC Int PW- - -- -|        
 2011-2012 Rive-Sud Express 2 U15 AALHDAAQ19 14 923 22|Playoffs4 3 36
  Pointe-Lévy Corsaires EspoirQMEAA6 1 23 0|Playoffs2 3 14
 2012-2013 Pointe-Lévy Corsaires EspoirQMEAA25 19 2342 10|Playoffs9 4 711 14 
  Lévis ChevaliersQMAAA11 1 23 4|Playoffs4 2 13
 2013-2014 Lévis ChevaliersQMAAA32 21 1940 6|Playoffs6 2 79
 2014-2015 Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL68 23 2851 24|        
 2015-2016 Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL65 35 5489 42|Playoffs4 1 12
 2016-2017 Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL37 17 3148 26|        
  Blainville-Boisbriand ArmadaQMJHL28 12 2133 16|Playoffs20 14 1731 10 
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 11 0|        
 2017-2018 Blainville-Boisbriand ArmadaQMJHL65 53 63116 67|Playoffs19 13 1427 14 
 2018-2019 Syracuse CrunchAHL74 34 3468 18|Playoffs4 1 23
 2019-2020 Syracuse CrunchAHL60 27 2956 22|        
 2020-2021 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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