https://novacapsfans.com/2021/07/24/capitals-select-defenseman-joaquim-lemay-in-the-fourth-round-of-the-2021-nhl-entry-draft/

Fantasy Summary

Lemay is a two-way defenseman who can skate and pass under pressure. In the offense zone he can set up plays well but needs to improve in all aspects


Observations

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September 2022 – Lemay’s year in the USHL was quite great as he produced 46 points in 58 games, but it would have been nicer to see him play against some tougher competition. In 2022-23 that will change as he is moving to the NCAA and joining the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Lemay showed a knack for being an offensive defenseman and he has the potential to develop in to a #1PP QB and a top four two-way defenseman, if all goes right of course. Pat Quinn

 

January 2022 – Lemay moved from the BCHL to the USHL for the 2021-2022 season and his results have improved. The USHL is a slightly more competitive league than the BCHL but not as great of a leap as it would be if he went to the NCAA. For 2022-2023 he is committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he will play tougher competition. His 21 points in 23 games for the Lincoln Stars is impressive, and he is also wearing an “A” for the USHL team. Pat Quinn

 

August 2021 – Lemay was drafted by the Capitals in the fourth round. He is a two-way defenseman who was a late-bloomer and will need time to develop. Lemay plans to develop by heading to the NCAA and taking his time going through school. He was the only player selected in 2021 that played in the BCHL. Lemay is also a left-handed defenseman, which of course is inconceivable because the Capitals never draft left handed defensemen (sarcasm). He can develop in to a bottom-two pairing defenseman if all goes according to plan. With the current defensemen under contract, and the next wave knocking at the door, the Capitals have time to wait and help Lemay develop. Pat Quinn

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 28, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 4; Overall: 119

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 CMI M16LHPS M1623 2 79 18|Playoffs8 1 67
 2017-2018 CMI M18 MajLHPS M1828 4 610 8|Playoffs8 1 01
  CMI M18 MajChallenge LHPS M184 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Séminaire St-Joseph M18 D1LHPS M1828 5 1722 14|Playoffs4 1 23
  Séminaire St-Joseph M18 D1Challenge LHPS M186 2 46 0|        
 2019-2020 Rhode Island Saints 18U AAABEAST 18U7 1 01 2|Playoffs1 0 00
  Mount St. Charles Acad 18U AAA18U AAA63 3 2326 30|        
 2020-2021 Salmon Arm SilverbacksBCHL15 0 1010 2|        
 2021-2022 Lincoln StarsUSHL