With poor production in the ECHL, Labbe has a lot of work to do.
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September 2017 – With just 33 games played between the AHL/ECHL, Dylan Labbe will need to really make a name for himself with Iowa this year to stay in the eyes of Minnesota management. Managing just two points in the AHL, and just 0.33 points per game in the ECHL, the outlook appears relatively bleak for the 6’2” defenseman from Quebec. Will Scouch
June 2016 – Dylan Labbe managed to skate in 54 games in the debut season of his tenure with the Iowa Wild and understandably went timid in his first time under the bright lights that come with professional hockey. He managed to amass six points in that time with a minus-7 rating and a tidy 50 penalty minutes. He needs to get his defense together in short order to properly earn a plum spot in the rotation that his shutdown capabilities demand. Until then, he projects to at least make a sneaky play for penalty minutes from the back end. Edric Joseph
May 2015- Not that the wild is in dire need on the blueline, Dylan Labbe has signed his entry level contract. He is a year or two away, but he can make for a nice top four addition to the Minnesota Wild core when the time comes. While the Wild has several options a defense, Labbe boasts a left handed shot which is a good competitive advantage to have. He’s come along with his offensive game, finishing sixth among QMJHL defensemen with 51 points this past season for the Shawinigan Cataractes. Edric Joseph
November 2014 – Still in need of seasoning to prepare for fulltime duty patrolling an NHL blue line, Dylan Labbe projects to be a nifty source of defensive stability down the road for Minnesota. Labbe is a stay at home defender that isn’t afraid to get physical for the sake of disrupting the opposition’s offensive advances or standing up for his teammates. His willingness to pursue a gritty style makes him a desirable teammate and a player one loathes to compete against. Due his dominant posture being defense, his gradually improving offensive contributions often go unnoticed. As such, Labbe is capable of sending his team the other way in a hurry with his adept ability to pass out to open teammates while maintaining his composure even when under duress. After completing his tenure with the QMJHL, Dylan Labbe will likely require time at the AHL level to harness his mobility to increase his offensive consistency. This will also allot him needed time to grow into his sizeable 6-2 frame in order for his physical brand of hockey to make the effective transition to the pros. Edric Joseph