Nathan Légaré

Pittsburgh Penguins
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Fantasy Summary

Power-forward with a strong shot and top-six scoring upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 11, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 74

Observations

June 2019 – Opting for quality over quantity with their draft picks, Pittsburgh traded up to choose Légaré in the third round. In exchange, the Penguins surrendered their fourth-round, fifth-round, and seventh-round picks in the 2019 draft to the Arizona Coyotes. The sturdy winger’s second-year production (45 goals, 42 helpers and plus-37 in 68 games) was dramatically better than his rookie campaign with Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. His 87 points for the Drakkar were eighth in the league, and 52 penalty minutes underscored his physical willingness. Three scores and an assist in seven playoff games as well as four goals in seven appearances in the under-18 world junior championship supported his growing reputation as a sniper. His variety of effective shots includes a howitzer and a superior wrister. The power forward hits to hurt, although his skating is deficient. His ability to address that will determine whether he plays in the NHL and on what line. Légaré plays hard, protects the puck and keeps his feet moving. That’s important because, while his first few steps are decent, his acceleration and top speed are mediocre at best. He’ll have time in junior and the minor pros to work on that. Mark Allan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Mille-Îles Seigneurs QC Int PW 2 1 0 1 4 |          
 2013-2014 Mille-Îles Seigneurs QC Int PW AA Elite 2 1 2 3 0 |          
 2015-2016 Mille-Îles Seigneurs Bantam AAA QBAAA 33 26 33 59 56 |          
  Mille-Îles Seigneurs Mdgt Espoir QMEAA 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Saint-Eustache Vikings QMAAA 40 20 31 51 72 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 14 
  Team Québec White QGC-16 5 2 3 5 2 |          
 2017-2018 Team Gold U17-Dev 3 2 0 2 6 |          
  Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 62 10 19 29 43 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 2 1 3 8 |          
 2018-2019 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 68 45 42 87 52 | Playoffs 7 3 1 4
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 4 0 4 4 |          
 2019-2020 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL - - - - - |          

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