Fantasy Summary

Tourigny is a dynamic and electrifying defenseman who loves to carry the puck end-to-end and create off the rush. He’s a capable handler and passer, but it is his mobility and wrist shooting habits that shine brightest. He does, however, lack many projectable habits necessary for the professional game


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August 2022 – Tourigny, selected in the 7th round by the Canadiens in 2022, is an undersized goalscoring defenseman who was one of the best skaters in the QMHL last year while also being the best defenseman in the league in terms of carrying the puck in transition. He is extremely quick, shifty, and aggressive. He takes intelligent routes to gain offensive zone possession and has the hands to evade pressure with ease. He probably should have been drafted in both 2020 and 2021, so it is good that the Habs took a chance on him. He scored 31 goals and 80 points in 65 games this year and gets his goals by carrying the puck into the slot and shooting from high-danger areas, his shot itself isn’t anything special. His style will be difficult to translate to pro hockey because his skill level isn’t astronomical and because his style of being his team’s focal point in every offensive situation requires a ton of skill at the NHL level, but with this profile, the Habs took a big swing at a stage of the draft where only a handful of those swings were still available. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 9, 2002
Height 5‘8”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 7; Overall: 216


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