Fantasy Summary

A composed defender who makes the right play consistently. He may not be the most flashy player but he is effective in all three zones and finds his way onto the scoresheet more often than you’d think.


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February 2023 – Nause continues to progress slowly, now in his third QMJHL campaign. He is producing fairly well but is still under the point-per-game mark, which is not overly promising given that this is his Draft+2. Mobility and hockey sense continue to be above-average strengths, however, and those assets alone might be enough for him to realize his potential as a third-pair NHL defender. Ben Gehrels

July 2021 – Nause was selected in the second round, 56th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

March 2021 – Cool, calm and collected, Nause is the kind of defenseman that you just don’t have to worry about. The Quebec defender is mobile and agile on his feet and although he doesn’t blow anyone away with his speed, he takes excellent paths to the puck. Nause ability to make decisions quickly and correctly with incredible consistency is what makes him such a capable player. Whether it be on a puck retrieval while dealing with a heavy forecheck of keeping the puck in at the offensive blueline, Nause understands what the best play is and makes it before his opponent can even react. His defensive game is smart and built around his mobility and play-reading ability. He is quite good in transition and he can make the first pass to the open man or he has the patience to control the play and take him time. Moving up ice, he will wait to draw opponents to him before sending a pass to a vacated area for his teammates. Nause is likely a better option on the second powerplay because he lacks that dynamic ability you’d like but he is a perfectly capable facilitator at the blueline who can patrol the point with confidence. There isn’t much that Nause doesn’t do at least at a slightly above average level. Tony Ferrari

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 2003
Height 6‘2”
Weight 186 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 56


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Bishop's College School Prep U16PSHF U1630 0 1010 4|        
 2016-2017 Bishop's College School Prep U16PSHF U1625 2 57 12|        
  Team New Brunswick U14 (ACC)ACC-U145 1 01 0|        
 2017-2018 Notre Dame Hounds U15 PrepCSSHL U157 0 11 4|        
  Notre Dame Hounds U18 AAASMAAAHL1 0 00 0|        
  Newbridge Academy U18ECEL 18U10 3 14 0|        
  Newbridge Academy U18PSHF U1816 4 1115 10|        
  Newbridge Academy U18CSSHL Eastern Showcase3 0 11 2|        
  Team New Brunswick U15 (ACC)ACC-U155 0 22 2|        
 2018-2019 Newbridge Academy U18USPHL 18U8 0 00 2|Playoffs3 0 00
  Team New Brunswick CWG7 1 56 12|        
  Newbridge Academy U18 ECEL 18U2 0 00 0|        
  Team New Brunswick QGC-165 2 02 6|        
 2019-2020 Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL44 3 1417 26|        
  Canada Red U17WHC-175 0 11 12|        
 2020-2021 Québec RempartsQMJHL32 4 1822 32|Playoffs6 1 12
 2021-2022 Québec RempartsQMJHL59 8 3846 42|Playoffs12 0 33
 2022-2023 Québec RempartsQMJHL40 5 2429 40|Playoffs18 5 49
  Québec RempartsM-Cup4 0 22 0|        
 2023-2024 Charlotte CheckersAHL8 0 11 4|