Daniel Audette

Unrestricted Free Agent

Fantasy Summary

Longshot prospect with offensive upside. Offensive instincts are good but lacks NHL-quality physical tools. Will need to really develop as an all-around player before he receives NHL consideration.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 6, 1996
Height 5‘8”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 5; Overall: 147

Observations

June 2019 – Audette did not get a qualifying offer from the Canadiens which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2019 – As his third AHL campaign nears its conclusion, Audette shows consistency in his output totals yet very little progress in that same regard. It is the 56-game mark and he currently has three more points than last year at this junction. He is getting top line deployment and may see some cups of coffee at the NHL level in the future. Jesse Sherman

December 2017 – While he’s not putting up QMJHL numbers, Audette has been productive in the AHL with 16 goals and 27 assists in 106 Laval/St. John’s contests, adding grit with 68 PIM. Still in the middle of his 21st year, the diminutive and scrappy Audette should continue to develop his defense and already very good distribution skills during this second full year in the AHL. Don’t be surprised if he gets an NHL cup of coffee if Montreal is shorthanded at some point this year. Kevin Wickersham

May 2015 – Audette is a skilled, quick-skating forward with a ton of skill with the puck along with an undersized frame. In particular, his 99 assists over the last two years playing for Sherbrooke of the QMJHL show that he has immense playmaking ability. He has improved his points-per-game output in each year since arriving in Sherbrooke which is a good sign. With that said Audette’s future hinges on his ability to overcome his lack of size in the professional ranks while also improving his strength and defensive play. He will not get that opportunity for another year after wrapping up his junior career in 2015-16. The risk factor combined with several years of development ahead hurts Audette’s stock as a prospect. Eric Daoust


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Laurentides Conq. West Bantam AA MMBAA 28 19 30 49 20 | Playoffs 6 4 2 6
 2010-2011 Laurentides Conquérants Espoir QMEAA 21 18 14 32 34 |          
  Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix QMAAA 4 0 0 0 6 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2011-2012 Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix QMAAA 39 25 35 60 57 | Playoffs 13 7 16 23 20 
  Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix Telus Cup 7 5 14 19 4 |          
  Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2012-2013 Sherbrooke Phoenix QMJHL 54 10 19 29 65 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
  Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 5 1 2 3 4 |          
 2013-2014 Sherbrooke Phoenix QMJHL 68 21 55 76 79 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 1 1 2 0 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 2 1 3 14 |          
 2014-2015 Sherbrooke Phoenix QMJHL 60 29 44 73 64 | Playoffs 6 2 4 6
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 1 2 0 |          
 2015-2016 Sherbrooke Phoenix QMJHL 52 22 37 59 53 | Playoffs 5 1 5 6
  St. John's IceCaps AHL 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 St. John's IceCaps AHL 75 10 20 30 37 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2017-2018 Laval Rocket AHL 56 13 16 29 55 |          
 2018-2019 Laval Rocket AHL 71 14 25 39 53 |          
 2019-2020 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 6 2 0 2 0 |          

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