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Fantasy Summary

Smooth skating two-way center with a heavy shot. Has the skills to impact the game in transition and works hard away from the puck but needs to develop consistency to reach his potential as a top six NHL forward.


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June 2022 – The Blues 2021 first-round pick scored 55 goals and 44 assists for 99 points with the Quebec Remparts this year, showing why the Blues took him so high. This put him fourth in U-19 scoring in the Q and first in goals. In the playoffs, he continued to produce, scoring at a point-per-game pace in the 12 games, he played with eight goals and four assists.  Next year Bolduc likely returns to the Remparts in pursuit of the Presidents Cup. Gordon Munro

October 2021 – After being traded from the Rimouski Oceanic to the Quebec Remparts over the summer, Zachary Bolduc has started off well with his new team. He’s playing regularly on the top line flanking Theo Rochette on the left wing, logging big minutes for the Remparts. On special teams, he plays both PP and PK time where he looks to be making a big impact there as well. So far in only seven games, he has three goals and six assists for nine points. If his and the team’s hot start keeps up, he will most certainly play a key role in what looks to be a President Cup calibre Quebec Remparts club. Gordon Munro

July 2021 – Bolduc was selected in the first round, 17th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

March 2021 – Bolduc had an impressive rookie QMJHL season on a strong Rimouski team in 2019-2020, racking up 30 goals and 22 assists in 55 games. With multiple league stoppages due to pandemic restrictions, Bolduc’s draft season has been a bit of a rollercoaster but through it all, he has led the charge for the Oceanic with 25 points in just 23 games. Bolduc has struggled with consistency and can sometimes fade into the background but when he is at his best, he impacts the game in multiple ways. He is a smooth skater, employing an efficient stance and powerful strides to cover a lot of ice in a short time. He plays a strong transition game on both sides of the puck, able to weave through the neutral zone to create zone entries and he tracks well on the backcheck to lift pucks and get into passing lanes. Bolduc is an intelligent player who makes good reads, with and without the puck, and he works hard to get it back when he doesn’t have it. Using his solid frame and good hands, he is effective along the boards in contested puck situations and can make quick plays pulling the puck out of traffic along the wall. He has a heavy shot that he can get off quickly and accurately to beat goaltenders cleanly but can score from in tight as well, using his body to box out defenders and get to loose pucks in front. When Bolduc brings his ‘A’ game, he looks like a player that has all the makings of a play-driving, two-way center at the NHL level but questions about his consistency persist. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 24, 2003
Height 6‘1”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 17

Stats

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 East Coast Selects Q U12WSI U129 5 38 2|        
 2016-2017 CMI M16LHPS M1626 19 1635 32|Playoffs6 6 511
 2017-2018 CMI M16LHPS M1622 21 1738 28|Playoffs6 7 411
  CMI M18 MajLHPS M188 2 13 2|        
 2018-2019 Trois-Rivières EstacadesQM18AAA42 17 3754 34|Playoffs9 3 25
  Team Québec CWG6 0 33 4|        
  Team Québec Blue QGC-165 3 811 0|        
 2019-2020 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL2 0 00 0|