Jérémie Poirier

2020 NHL Draft

Fantasy Summary

Skilled, puck moving defender who skates well with the puck. His hockey IQ makes him dangerous in the offensive zone and effective in the defensive zone. Poirier does an excellent job seeing the ice and being proactive in the play.

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 2, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted No


April 2020 – Jérémie Poirier is the ultimate risk-reward defender in the 2020 draft class. He has high-level puck skills and the ability to run a powerplay. For as much good that Poirier brings in the offensive zone, the bad that he brings to the ice in his own zone seemed to grow as the year wore on. His consistency in the defensive zone was suboptimal at best at times and that fact has caused him to fall on many draft boards. Once considered the second-best defender in this draft, his offensive upside still could make that a reality but the likelihood that he reaches those heights has diminished. He has the vision, playmaking ability, and offensive creativity to cement himself as a threat to create offense whenever he touches the ice. The issue is that because of his high-event playing style, to put it kindly, creates offense for both teams. Whichever team drafts Poirier is swinging for the fences and only the future will tell whether or not it was worth it. Tony Ferrari

July 2019 – Poirier was very good as a 16-year-old for his entire draft-1 season. He showed poise with the puck and the ability to make smart decisions in his own end. He was excellent at making the first pass out of the zone and didn’t shy away when the opportunity to skate the puck out presented itself. The Saint John’s Sea Dog blueliner was able to maneuver his way through the neutral zone in transition and make the appropriate plays once in the offensive zone. His defensive zone play improved throughout the year as he began to rely on his hockey sense, skating ability and edge work to ensure that he was in a position to make the play. Watch for Poirier to rise up draft boards and compete for one of the top spots among defenders. Tony Ferrari


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Montréal Ice Storm Brick Invitational 6 0 2 2 6 |          
 2013-2014 Lac St-Louis Grenadiers QC Int PW AA Elite 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2015-2016 Lac St-Louis Grenadiers Bntm AAA QBAAA 32 8 12 20 16 |          
  Lac St-Louis Grenadiers Espoir QMEAA 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Châteauguay Grenadiers QMAAA 38 4 9 13 26 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2
 2017-2018 Châteauguay Grenadiers QMAAA 40 5 26 31 22 | Playoffs 13 1 5 6 10 
  Team Québec Blue QGC-16 5 0 3 3 4 |          
 2018-2019 Team Gold U17-Dev - - - - - |          
  Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 61 6 15 21 45 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 3 3 6 0 |          
 2019-2020 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 2 |          
  Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 64 20 33 53 50 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |