Jesse Gabrielle

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

A gritty winger with scoring upside. Potential for added value in leagues that reward hits and penalty minutes.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 17, 1997
Height 6‘0”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 105

Observations

April 2019 – Gabrielle spent the entire season playing in the ECHL, notching 21 points through 36 games split between the Atlanta Gladiators and Wichita Thunder. He also chipped in 40 penalty minutes, but held a rating of minus-22. While Gabrielle has shown the ability to produce offensively in the past, it is becoming clear that his gritty play may never materialize into NHL fantasy value. After a mediocre season in the ECHL, his upside is likely that of a role-playing AHLer. Chris Mazza

 

October 2018 – Gabrielle was not invited to Boston’s 2018 rookie camp or training camp, and was instead told to report directly to Providence, where he has been a healthy scratch in each of the team’s first three games. While the young prospect felt ready to compete, Bruins GM Don Sweeney mentioned last season’s ankle injury as a reason why he was sent directly to the AHL. Last season was a nightmare for the former fourth-round pick. After a disappointing trial run with Providence, he was sent back to the WHL, where he saw his production decline from the point-per-game pace that he had established over his previous two campaigns. This will be an important year for Gabrielle as he attempts to establish himself as a professional hockey player, however his first order of business must first be earning a spot in Providence’s lineup. Chris Mazza

 

January  2017 – After a gret prospect and training camp, Gabrielle was assigned to start his pro career in the AHL with the Providence Bruins. Gabrielle struggled in the AHL posting one goal and four points in 21 games. His junior rights were recently traded to the Memorial Cup host Regina Pats and will finish the season as an overage player in the WHL. Gabrielle should get his confidence back in the WHL where he will gain more experience in the Memorial Cup and hopefully return to Providence next year to give it pro hockey another go. Peter Harling

 

September 2017 – Gabrielle really stood out in the prospects challenge. He was all over the ice providing some topnotch physical play and potting a couple of important goals. Gabrielle is in the running for a spot on the Bruins but is likely behind at least a couple of other prospects. Gabrielle has the potential to have a fantastic camp, though, so keep an eye on him. Mike Drover

 

June 2017 – Hard work and consistency pays off. In Gabrielle’s case he’s shown the ability to do both playing for the Prince George Cougars, earning himself a three year ELC this past season. Gabrielle plays a heavy game and has a nose for the net. Leading the Cougars in scoring now for the second consecutive year, Gabrielle seems like a good value pick at #105 overall. Gabrielle has a few games with the Providence Bruins under his belt already but should be seeing a lot more with them this fall. Mike Drover 

June 2016 – Jesse Gabrielle is an average sized winger with some serious grit in his game. Gabrielle amassed 40 goals and 35 assists to go with 101 penalty minutes while playing for the Prince George Cougars of the WHL last season. Gabrielle has yet to show that he can score at top levels consistently, and last season’s 40 goal performance was an outlier for his young career. That being said, Gabrielle has all the tools required to be an effective fantasy performer if he can continue to put the puck in the net. Skilled on the forecheck and not afraid to go to the net or drop the mitts, Gabrielle could be an effective mid-line player for the Bruins in a few years. Gabrielle has yet to get any extended time with Providence of the AHL, and will have to prove that he can put up points at the AHL level before he gets a look in with the Bruins. At this point, Gabrielle should remain undrafted in all formats. Michael Drover


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Osseo-Maple Grove Bantam A Bantam 117 130 129 259 - |          
 2012-2013 Eagan High USHS-MN 25 15 28 43 22 | Playoffs 3 0 4 4
  Team Southeast UMHSEHL 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Metro Southeast MEPDL 13 6 5 11 - |          
  Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 2 0 0 0 7 |          
 2013-2014 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 49 12 14 26 68 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 22 
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 16 |          
 2014-2015 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 33 13 12 25 69 |          
  Regina Pats WHL 33 10 9 19 43 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4
 2015-2016 Prince George Cougars WHL 72 40 35 75 101 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  Providence Bruins AHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Prince George Cougars WHL 61 35 29 64 88 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3
  Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 Providence Bruins AHL 21 1 3 4 4 |          
  Regina Pats WHL 27 13 6 19 55 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Atlanta Gladiators ECHL 25 5 10 15 38 |          
  Wichita Thunder ECHL 11 4 2 6 2 |          
  CBR Brave AIHL 13 27 20 47 36 |          
 2019-2020 HK Nitra Slovakia - - - - - |          

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