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Fantasy Summary

An offensive winger who thrives with his off-puck movement and ability to find space. He locates his shots well and has shown more and more creativity as he’s matured as a player.


Observations

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July 2021 – Bourgault was selected in the first round, 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

December 2020 – Coming off a very productive season last year, putting up 71 points in 63 games, Bourgault was looking to take a step this season and truly show that he is in the upper echelon in the QMJHL. He has been productive in a season limited by COVID pauses and games being postponed but he hasn’t really had the explosion on the stat sheet that many expected him to have as one of the older players in the class. The Shawinigan forward primarily plays on the wing but he will take faceoffs from time to time. When he has been forced to the middle of the ice in lineup shakeups, he has looked noticeably less comfortable. This likely means what most had assumed up to this point is that he will likely play on the wing at the next level and that will free him up to use his deceptive off-puck movement. He shows the ability to find space regularly and settle into zones in the offensive zone. He has a knack for settling between defenders which gives him a bit of time and space to do work offensively. There are times where his skating could be a bit stronger but his overall mobility relies on timing and reading his opponents rather than blazing by them. He can be a wizard on the powerplay and make some impressive passes through the slot. Understanding what his opponent wants to do defensively and proactively working to combat that, Bourgault is a player who you can rely on to help generate scoring chances and make a difference on the scoresheet, even if he isn’t having his best night. He may not be a difference-making first-line winger but he should be able to play a top-six role with some very active and attack-focused offensive game that relies on driving the center lane and working off his teammates. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 22, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 22

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Québec Jr. Nordiques QC Int PW3 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Pointe-Lévy Corsaires M15 AAA RQM15AA32 11 415 12|Qualification4 3 03
 2016-2017 Pointe-Lévy Corsaires M15 AAAQM15AAA29 23 1740 6|Qualification3 1 01
  Pointe-Lévy Corsaires M17 EspoirQM17E1 1 01 0|        
 2017-2018 Lévis ChevaliersQM18AAA38 13 1326 12|Playoffs3 0 00
  Team Québec Blue QGC-165 3 36 0|        
 2018-2019 Team Gold U17-Dev- - -- -|        
  Shawinigan CataractesQMJHL62 7 1320 12|Playoffs6 0