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Fantasy Summary

A slick playmaker with a terrific feel for adjusting the speed of the game to suit his desires.


Observations

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September 2020 – Lapierre appears healthy and motivated. Skating on a line alongside fellow top 2020 prospect, Dawson Mercer this preseason has woken dreams of his potential. A slick playmaker with a terrific feel for adjusting the speed of the game to suit his desires. Staying healthy will be priority number one for the 18-year-old. Then it’ll be about putting major points on the board. Cam Robinson

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

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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Montréal Ice StormBrick Invitational6 1 34 2|        
 2014-2015 Gatineau Olympiques (PW)QC Int PW2 2 13 0|        
 2015-2016 Outaouais Olympiques Bntm AAA RQBAA27 8 2432 14|        
  Gatineau Intrépide U15 AAAQBAAA10 0 11 0|        
 2016-2017 Gatineau Intrépide U15 AAAQBAAA24 13 2538 8|        
  Gatineau Intrépide EspoirQMEAA6 4 37 4|        
 2017-2018 Gatineau L'IntrépideQMAAA35 17 4057 6|Playoffs9 4 610
  Team Québec Blue QGC-165 3 69 0|        
 2018-2019 Team Gold U17-Dev- - -- -|        
  Chicoutimi SaguenéensQMJHL48 13 3245 18|Playoffs4 3 25
 2019-2020 Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 3 811 4|        
  Chicoutimi SaguenéensQMJHL19 2 1517 10|        

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