Monday, 1 July 2013

Les Canadiens invite some undrafted LHJMQ prospects to the Development Camp

RDS has a list of players from the LHJMQ invited to the Development Camp in a couple of days.

Il s’agit des gardiens Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau) et Louis-Philip Guindon (Drummondville), des défenseurs Matt Murphy (Halifax), Nikolas Brouillard (Drummondiville) et Maxime Gravel (Rimouski), ainsi que des attaquants Matthew Boudens (Drummondville), Jean-Sébastien Dea (Rouyn-Noranda) et Peter Trainor (Rimouski).

Based on the writeups and their notoriety, it seems that Jean-Sébastien Dea and Matt Murphy are the leaders of that pack.

The former is an offensive star, had a torrid start to this season, but was passed up two years in a row in the draft.  He was listed as 5'10" two years ago, but this season is now 6' and 160 lbs.  If there was a growth spurt of an inch or so still to go at 18, it's surprising, but means he was racking up points while still getting acquainted with his new size.  Not bad.

He played on a line with Sven Andrighetto, so they have the chemistry thing figured out.  Lots of stuff on Google, but here's a writeup on both these guys from prior to the Subway series.

Matt Murphy has pro size at 6'2" and 200 lbs., played for Val D'Or but was traded to Halifax in time for him to win the Memorial Cup.  He seems to also have the skating down, but apparently his puck handling and decision making need work.

The most intriguing of the other guys is Matthew Boudens, he seems like a pitbull, coaches' favourite type of player, again based on YouTube and writeups.

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