Dawson Mercer

2020 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

Future top-six winger, who is constantly battling for puck possession.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.2
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 27, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 178 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

February 2020 -Mercer has been having an outstanding season, establishing himself in most circles as a top-15 player for the 2020 NHL draft. He was tearing the QMJHL apart with 42 points in 26 games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs before being traded to the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. He hasn’t kept that level of production up but hasn’t been the offensive focal point as he was in Drummondville. He has impressed throughout the year with his good shot and high-level hockey senses. He earned a spot on the Canadian World Junior team in December and even though he played a minor role and didn’t register a point, he was a gold medalist at the event in his draft year which is an impressive accomplishment. Mercer is an opportunistic player who finds weaknesses in the opposition and exploits them. If he can continue doing that and improve on his scoring rates with Chicoutimi, he should be a top-15 lock heading into June. Tony Ferrari

October 2019 – Dawson Mercer is having a great season so far. In 16 games played, Mercer has mustered up 13 goals and 11 assists, with five of his goals having come on the power play. While Mercer is having a productive season, there are a few things that Mercer needs to work on. His shooting accuracy can be shaky at times, he is inconsistent with his puck control and occasionally Mercer will make bad decisions with the puck when traffic is bearing down on him. While he has a few flaws in his game, he has a lot of promise. His edges are strong and he can weave around traffic in transition. Mercer always seems to find open ice in the offensive zone and is a crisp passer. The Drummondville Voltigeurs right-winger is constantly hunting for pucks along the boards and jumps on loose pucks. With that being said, Mercer has plenty of offensive upside and should be a top-six winger in the NHL down the road. Josh Tessler


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team Newfoundland U14 (ACC) ACC-U14 5 2 2 4 2 |          
  Tri Pen Ice NLBAAAHL 28 20 23 43 30 | Playoffs 5 5 8 13
 2015-2016 Team Newfoundland U15 (ACC) ACC-U15 5 2 3 5 0 |          
  Tri Pen Ice NLBAAAHL 24 42 26 68 41 | Playoffs 4 8 2 10
 2016-2017 Bishop's College School Prep U16 PSHF U16 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  Team Newfoundland QGC-16 5 4 9 13 0 |          
  Bishop's College School Varsity MPHL 18 8 14 22 8 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Bishop's College School Varsity PSHF U18 11 6 6 12 0 |          
 2017-2018 Team Blue U17-Dev 3 1 0 1 0 |          
  Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 11 15 26 25 | Playoffs 10 1 3 4
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 2 0 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 68 30 34 64 50 | Playoffs 16 5 11 16
 2019-2020 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 26 18 24 42 21 |          
  Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 14 4 10 14 2 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 2 1 3 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0 |          

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