Alex Barré-Boulet

Tampa Bay Lightning
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Fantasy Summary

Currently listed as a centerman, Barre-Boulet could see more opportunity as a winger in the NHL. His crafty scoring touch could see him slotted in anywhere in the bottom-9 with potential to play both sides of special-teams.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 21, 1997
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

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 38 19 17 36 10 |          

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