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Fantasy Summary

Shifty offensive winger with good playmaking ability. Lack of size and strength could hold him back but he has the skill to produce at the NHL level.


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January 2022 – Dumais has been an offensive force for Halifax through the first half of the season and one of the top producers in the entire QMJHL. He is currently averaging over a .5 point per game more than the next highest producing draft-eligible player in the league and has emerged as one of the QMJHL’s top prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft.

Dumais is an undersized but offensively gifted winger who uses his quickness and intelligence to pounce on mistakes by the opposition. He has good speed and is strong on his edges, allowing him to quickly alter course in tight spaces, but he suffers from a lack of stride extension that could make his skating an even greater differentiator. Dumais has shown the ability to quickly identify his options and make a play but there are times when he can hold onto the puck a bit too long waiting for things to develop. His ability to escape pressure helps mitigate that issue at the junior level but he will need to improve that part of his game as he progresses. Dumais can play between checks along the wall and has the skill to make plays coming off the boards but I would like to see him get to middle ice more consistently. That said, his vision as a passer makes him a threat on the perimeter where he can pick apart coverages and funnel pucks towards the net. He is dangerous in transition as well, slowing the game down when necessary and using good lateral movement to open up seams off the rush. Though he is more of a pass-first player, he has the hands to finish in close and his release is deceptively heavy for a player of his stature. Dumais isn’t exactly a defensive stalwart and he can get caught leaning towards the offensive end on occasion, but his quick shift ability and intelligence in reading the play usually allows him to recover and stay involved. His lack of size could see him slip in the draft but he has the potential to be a dynamic playmaking winger in the NHL with the proper development. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 15, 2004
Height 5‘9”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Lac St-Louis Lions NordQC Int PW3 3 14 2|        
 2017-2018 Lac St-Louis Lions Sud U15 AAAQM15AAA29 9 1524 4|        
 2018-2019 Lac St-Louis Lions Nord U15 AAAQM15AAA30 23 3457 10|        
  Lac St-Louis Lions Black M17 EspQM17E6 2 24 0|        
  All American Prospects U15WSI U155 5 510 0|        
 2019-2020 Selects Academy 15U AAABEAST 15U9 3 1013 0|Playoffs3 5 27
  Selects Academy 15U AAA15U AAA52 47 78125 -|        
 2020-2021 Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL40 10 1929 20|        
 2021-2022 Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL68 39