Laurent Dauphin

Arizona Coyotes
NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Dauphin owns above-average offensive skills but his two-way play really sticks out. He looks to be more of a third-line center and strong penalty-killer. Not really fantasy-relevant except in deep leagues.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.2
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 27, 1995
Height 6‘1”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 2; Overall: 39

Observations

October 2018- Dauphin returned from knee surgery in time for Coyotes training camp but didn’t show enough to earn a roster spot, cleared waivers and was sent to Tucson to start 2018-19. He’s gotten off to a strong start with one goal and three points in four games. You would think if the Coyotes experience injury issues he could find himself an early call-up but Arizona currently has two centers on the IR and is struggling with depth at the position. This doesn’t seem to bode well for Dauphin’s future. Keith Duggan

June 2018- After a positive return to the Coyotes, showing strong offense with Tucson, 15 points in 17 games, and playing well in two games with Arizona he suffered a knee injury derailing his year. The thought right now is Dauphin will not be ready for training camp but the Coyotes did tender him a qualifying offer as he’s coming off his entry-level contract, showing that the team still believes in the two-way center. Expect him to make a run at a fourth line center spot when Dauphin does return from his knee injury. Keith Duggan

February 2018- With the Coyotes hitting some injury issues, Dauphin has been recalled to the Coyotes. He’s been very good since being reacquired on January 10th, putting up 15 points in 16 games with Tucson, including six multi-point games. Keith Duggan

January 2018- The Coyotes have reaquired Dauphin from Chicago along with Richard Panik for former Hawk Adam Clendening and Anthony Duclair.  Once considered a top prospect of the Coyotes, Dauphin will report to Tucson of the AHL but could see himself playing a bottom six role with Arizona soon. Keith Duggan

November 2017- Dauphin has done everything expected of him since being acquired in the offseason. Playing in all situations in Rockford, it will only be a matter of time before injuries force the Blackhawks to call someone up to the NHL and there is no reason to think it won’t be Dauphin. He is ready for a role in the bottom six in the NHL.  Tony Carr

June 2017 – The Coyotes dealt Dauphin and blueliner Connor Murphy to Chicago early on D Day for veteran defender Niklas Hjalmarsson. In 2016-17, Dauphin had two goals and an assist in 24 games with the Coyotes, adding 17 goals and 28 points in 38 games for the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners. Arizona’s second-round pick in 2013 has one season remaining on his entry-level contract. Mark Allan

December 2016 – Dauphin has been sent to Tucson of the AHL. He had an impressive start to the season, surprising some by making the Coyotes opening night roster. But as the season wore on, he didn’t show much except on the penalty kill. In 18 games Dauphin had one goal (shorthanded) and one assist in 18 games. In Tucson he’ll work on bringing offense back into his game and will probably be back with the big club soon. Keith Duggan

October 2016 – Laurent Dauphin came into training camp “brimming with confidence” and “willed himself onto the team” according to Arizona GM John Chayka. He will begin the 2016 season manning the team’s fourth line between fellow rookie Lawson Crouse and Ryan White. Dauphin is also expected to play a big part in the penalty kill. Keith Duggan

June 2016 – It was a solid first pro season for Laurent Dauphin. He provided the Coyotes with pretty much was expected, a solid two-way, 200-foot game and some offense thrown in. Dauphin scored 11 goals and 24 points in 66 games along with 74 PIM’s with Springfield of the AHL. He was recalled to Arizona on two different occasions, scoring his first NHL goal and four PIM’s in eight games. Dauphin most likely plays a similar role in 2016-17, playing majority of the year in the AHL but seeing some time with the big club again. Keith Duggan

December 2015- Laurent Dauphin has been recalled to the Coyotes. He’s had a unspectacular but solid start to his pro career, putting up five goals and five assist in 30 games with Springfield of the AHL. In Dauphin’s first game with the big club he centered the fourth line, playing 9:20 finishing with zero shots or points. Don’t expect a long stint with the Coyotes as this call-up is more of a taste for Dauphin. He’ll probably be back in the AHL by the end of the week to continue his seasoning with Springfield. Keith Duggan

May 2015- Laurent Dauphin finished his junior career with an excellent final season finally showing his offensive instincts, 31 goals and 75 points in 56 games. There is a very good chance he would have finished among the top scorers in the QMJHL if not missing some time in December having his appendix removed then getting back into playing shape. Dauphin kept the offense flowing in the playoff’s for Chicouitimi, scoring five goals and eight points in five games but losing in the first round. He then joined Portland of the AHL, scoring his first pro goal in four games with the team and chipping in two assists in five playoff games. While the offense was nice to see its Dauphin’s strong two-way, 200 foot game that has the Coyotes excited about his future. He’ll be in the AHL in 2015-16 adjusting to the pro game. Keith Duggan

November 2014- The Coyotes have signed Dauphin, their second round pick from 2013, to a three-year, entry-level contract. He’s off to an excellent start this season with 18 points in 13 games and was named first star of the week in the QMJHL on November 1st after posting six points in two games. Also for a second year in a row, Dauphin has been named to Team QMJHL for the Subway Super Series. Keith Duggan

May 2014- Dauphin posted similar numbers in his sophomore season to that of his rookie year, 24 goals and 54 points in 52 games for Chicouitimi compared to 57 in 62 last year. Almost a guarantee to be back in the QMJHL for 2014-15, fantasy wise you would like to see him put a few more points on the board, but Dauphin plays a strong two-way game that seems to fit perfectly into the Coyote/Dave Tippett syle. Keith Duggan

November 2013- Dauphin has had a decent start to 2013-14 season, not exactly eye popping stats but a solid 23 points in 25 games for Chicoutimi of the QMJHL. With his solid start to the season, Dauphin was named to the QMJHL roster for the SUBWAY Super Series. In the two QMJHL wins, he finished with an assist and while not usually part of his game a major and a game misconduct on a dirty hit for checking team Russia defenseman Viktor Baldaev from behind in game two. He was suspended indefinitely and on November 24th the QMJHL announced that Dauphin will be suspended six games for the hit. Keith Duggan

June 2013 – The Phoenix Coyotes selected Laurent Dauphin with the 39th pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft out of the Chicoutimi program (QMJHL). Brendan Ross

June 2013 – Dauphin had his coming out party at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game when he was called up to replace an injured player and ended up taking home player of the game honours. He is a skilled forward with strong puck skills and his mobility shows lots of pro potential, especially in the areas of speed and agility. Dauphin lacks an ideal hockey frame so adding strength is a priority. In 62 games with Chicoutimi (QMJHL), Dauphin tallied 25 goals and 57 points. After a strong draft season, Dauphin was named to Canada’s U18 WHC team and contributed four goals and six points in seven tournament games. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix QMAAA 41 16 25 41 28 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
 2011-2012 Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix QMAAA 40 17 45 62 48 | Playoffs 13 12 14 26 12 
  Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix Telus Cup 7 11 7 18 10 |          
  Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2012-2013 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 62 25 32 57 50 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 4 2 6 6 |          
 2013-2014 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 52 24 30 54 56 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 15 |          
 2014-2015 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 56 31 44 75 74 | Playoffs 5 5 3 8 12 
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 2 |          
  Portland Pirates AHL 4 1 0 1 2 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
 2015-2016 Arizona Coyotes NHL 8 1 0 1 4 |          
  Springfield Falcons AHL 66 11 13 24 72 |          
 2016-2017 Arizona Coyotes NHL 24 2 1 3 12 |          
  Tucson Roadrunners AHL 38 17 11 28 44 |          
 2017-2018 Rockford IceHogs AHL 33 4 10 14 23 |          
  Arizona Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  Tucson Roadrunners AHL 17 5 10 15 43 |          
 2018-2019 Arizona Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Tucson Roadrunners AHL 30 6 12 18 36 |          

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