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Fantasy Summary

Nadeau is a versatile center who lacks high-end tools but makes up for it with a refined offensive mind.


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April 2024 – Bradly Nadeau has officially signed his entry level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Nadeau, who ends his college career with 19 goals and 27 assists for 46 points in 37 games, made the most of his freshman season at the University of Maine. His shot immediately translated and the playmaking ability in his arsenal really blossomed, with his passing being the biggest factor standing out. His potential still stands to be great, being that he doesn’t turn 19 for another month. Nadeau projects as a top-six sniper at the NHL level, where he could play in games as soon as next season. Nick Bass

March 2024 – What a weekend it was for Nadeau, ending the two game sweep with a goal in the first game and a primary assist in the second game. Going into the game, I knew the shot was already good but seeing it in person was a whole new experience. The speed at which the puck explodes off his stick is something that I haven’t seen on a college player in a while and his playmaking was a lot more advanced than I previously thought. His passing ability led to his brother, Josh Nadeau, having a wide open goal and his shot was lethal enough to fly past the goalie in the first game. Weirdly enough both goals were basically the same, just on different nights. After the second game, thanks in large part to Bradly’s dad and his advisor, Phil Reid, I got to ask Bradly about his transition from the BCHL to the college game. Bradly said that the biggest factor was getting to Maine early to get summer workouts in, which I can tell has paid off. Nadeau is still about a year away from seeing NHL action but his growth in his freshman season is encouraging to see. Nick Bass

November 2023 – Most of the time, it’s a tough transition from youth league to the NCAA. The game is faster and more physical but Bradly Nadeau has made a surprisingly quick adjustment to his game that you can see when he plays for the University of Maine. His 8 points in 6 games leads the Black Bears, while his 5 goals puts him tied for 5th in the entire NCAA and the lead on his team. Nadeau’s shot has helped him get to the top of the Maine lineup and continues to only get better, improving his NHL outlook by the game. Nadeau is still at least 2 years away but his scoring this early into his freshman year is a great sign for his future. Nick Bass

 

June 2023 – Nadeau has been selected 30th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2023 NHL Draft. Curtis Rines

 

January 2023 – Nadeau is a well-rounded center playing on a dominant Penticton Vees team. His greatest strength is his offensive awareness, he knows how to dissect BCHL defences better than any other player in the league. He supports this ability by constantly surveying the ice for teammates and opponents, as well as lanes to exploit. He is a fairly diverse passer, able to change angles to access different lanes and to get pucks through defences. His shooting mechanics, handling skill, and skating all project as about average NHL tools which somewhat limits his ceiling. While he likely doesn’t have a top-six ceiling, he could develop into a versatile and skilled bottom-six pivot. Sebastian High

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 5, 2005
Height 5‘10”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 1; Overall: 30

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Nord-Ouest Pionniers QC Int PW6 8 816 4|        
 2017-2018 Team North America U13WSI U136 1 34 -|        
  Nord-Ouest Pionniers QC Int PW2 2 46 0|        
 2018-2019 North West Bulls U15 AAANBU15MHL27 21 2344 16|Playoffs5 3 03
  Team New Brunswick U14 (ACC)ACC-U145 4 59 0|        
 2019-2020 North West Bulls U15 AAANBU15MHL27 35 4378 28|        
  Team New Brunswick U15 (ACC)ACC-U155 2 35 2|        
  Fredericton Caps U18 AAANBPEIMU18HL6 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Fredericton Caps U18 AAANBPEIMU18HL14 9 1120 4|Playoffs10 4 711
 2021-2022 Penticton VeesBCHL49 20 2646 12|Playoffs17 11 1324
 2022-2023 Penticton VeesBCHL54 45 68113 20|Playoffs17 17 1835
 2023-2024 Univ. of MaineNCAA37 19 2746 12|        
  Carolina HurricanesNHL1 0 00 0|        
 2024-2025 Chicago WolvesAHL- - -- -|        

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