Xavier Bouchard

Vegas Golden Knights
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Fantasy Summary

Large stay-at-home defenseman that has some raw offensive ability.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 28, 2000
Height 6‘4”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 185

Observations

February 2019 – The Golden Knights must be excited that Bouchard has had one of the top turnarounds of any player currently playing in the CHL. His draft stock plummeted over the course of last season and he eventually landed on the sixth round draft board when Vegas decided to select him on the hopes he could replicate his rookie season’s potential. Not only has he surpassed his career best QMJHL point totals in nearly 20 fewer games, his 60 point improvement from last year’s minus-30 to this year’s plus-30 is almost unheard of. He still has a long way to go as a prospect, but he is certainly trending in the right direction. Mason Black

October 2018 – Bouchard’s stock continued to fall over the course of the 2017-18 season and Vegas hopes that they grabbed a player in the 6th round that was in an off-year. The monster 6’4” defender posted a reasonable 21 points in 65 games, but also came in last place with a plus/minus of minus-30 for Baie-Comeau in the QMJHL. There is no question that Bouchard is more of a stay-at-home defenseman and he’ll look to shake off last year’s inconsistent play and increase his offensive potential. Ten years ago, Bouchard would have probably found himself in the top two rounds, however his technique doesn’t coalesce with the fast-paced style of the NHL. The Golden Knights have the luxury of being patient with him.  Bouchard has started the 2018 season off much better than last year with seven points in 11 games played and a plus/minus of +11.  Mason Black


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Shawinigan Jr Cataractes QC Int PW 2 0 1 1 2 |          
 2012-2013 Québec Jr. Aigles QC Int PW AA Elite 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Bantam AA QBAA 25 6 7 13 18 |          
  Amos Forestiers QMAAA 8 1 2 3 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2015-2016 Amos Forestiers QMAAA 45 5 17 22 20 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Team Québec Blue QGC-16 5 2 5 7 2 |          
 2016-2017 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 63 4 30 34 26 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 65 3 18 21 52 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2
 2018-2019 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 60 7 39 46 75 |          

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