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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July 2022 – Dumais was drafted 96th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Pat Quinn
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