Post by Bob McKenzie - TSN on Jan 25, 2018 18:59:45 GMT -5
2023 Watch: C Alexis LaFrenière PLY
Alexis LaFrenière has been a complete stud this past season in the QMJHL. Scouts that I've spoken with have been drooling over the possibility of landing this kid. One scout in particular told me he plans on pleading with his GM to tank this upcoming season. With 105 points in 55 games for the Rimouski Ocenaic in the regular season and stellar playoff performance, LaFrenière is touted to become the next best prospect out of Quebec since The Rocket, Maurice Richard. While Alexis plays a different style than The Rocket, his potential impact on the game for the province of Quebec could be huge.
While we don't want to put pressure on LaFrenière and tout him to be the next McDavid, his immediate impact is expected to be a notch above the likes of Jack Hughes and Andrei Svechnikov. With this said, it is difficult for us to get a proper scouting report with the likes of Craig Button at the head.
We will continue to monitor LaFrenière and keep the fans in Quebec posted.