Hendrix Lapierre

2020 NHL Draft
chl.ca

Fantasy Summary

An intelligent center who can create offense for himself and his teammates.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 9, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

February 2020 – Lapierre was having a solid season with 17 points through his first 19 games. He showed his high-IQ and excellent vision as he began to show exactly what kind of playmaker he could become at the next level. Then came a game in late November against Moncton where he and the Wildcats’ captain Jakob Pelletier collided and Lapierre’s head took the brunt of the force. It was his second concussion of the season and his third in less than eight months. He hasn’t played since but has been in good spirits and has said that he hasn’t had headaches in a “very, very, very long time”. He has taken it slowly and knows that although his draft ranking may be affected by his lack of playing, his long term health and the outlook on his hockey career are more important. It’s a big decision for a 17-year-old to make but that’s exactly what Lapierre has done and it has to be commended. He has the skill and if taking an extended absence is what allows him to become the full player that he can become, it may be trading short-term glory for long-term gains. Tony Ferrari

August 2019 – After an extremely strong Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Lapierre put his name in the mainstream. Lapierre had 11 points, tying the record heading into the tournament before teammate Cole Perfetti eclipsed it. Lapierre displayed a good shot and high-level playmaking ability. He is an intelligent player who thinks the game at an advanced level. His 200-foot game is impressive for a player yet to be drafted. He shows excellent puck pursuit and he does a fantastic job disrupting passing lanes. He is aggressive in trying to turn the puck over when his team doesn’t have it. In the offensive zone, Lapierre makes excellent passes and helps elevate his teammates. The young Canadian had almost a point-per-game last season in the QMJHL and will look to build on that this season. Lapierre is aplyer to keep an eye on throughout the draft process as he is primed to be a riser as the season wears on. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Montréal Ice Storm Brick Invitational 6 1 3 4 2 |          
 2014-2015 Gatineau Olympiques (PW) QC Int PW 2 2 1 3 0 |          
 2015-2016 Outaouais Olympiques Bntm AAA R QBAA 27 8 24 32 14 |          
  Gatineau Intrépide U15 AAA QBAAA 10 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 Gatineau Intrépide U15 AAA QBAAA 24 13 25 38 8 |          
  Gatineau Intrépide Espoir QMEAA 6 4 3 7 4 |          
 2017-2018 Gatineau L'Intrépide QMAAA 35 17 40 57 6 | Playoffs 9 4 6 10
  Team Québec Blue QGC-16 5 3 6 9 0 |          
 2018-2019 Team Gold U17-Dev - - - - - |          
  Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 48 13 32 45 18 | Playoffs 4 3 2 5
 2019-2020 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 8 11 4 |          
  Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 19 2 15 17 10 |          

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