Full interview: https://t.co/SpfMV37WlK
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) June 24, 2023
As you know, the NHL draft is fast approaching, and just as in the NBA draft, it’s a generational talent of the future.
Ethan Gauthier, Oliver Bonk, Lukas Dragicevic and even Eduard Sale are popular names late in the first round, but there’s another Quebecer who stands out more than the others in my opinion.
Gauthier, Denis Gauthier’s son, didn’t have a great season with the Sherbrooke Phoenix alongside Joshua Roy. In 66 games, he collected 69 points, including 30 goals, which isn’t bad for a youngster, but nothing to be alarmed about either.
However, Moncton Wildcats defenseman Étienne Morin caught my eye this season.
Need I remind you that he was the only defenseman in the QMJHL’s top 13 scoring defensemen at the age of 17-18?
Only Tristan Luneau (winner of the QMJHL’s best defenseman award), and Frédéric Brunet, a 19-year-old defenseman approaching his twenties, were ahead of him.
The Valleyfield-born defenseman answered a few questions from TVA Sports’ Anthony Martineau during an interview.
I invite you to listen to the interview, right here, as it’s very interesting.
In fact, in this interview, the young left-handed defender confessed that he’d love to be able to play with the ferocious Arber Xhekaj.
I have to say he surprised me with his answer, saying he resembles Marc-Édouard Vlasic.
“I compare myself a lot to Marc-Édouard Vlasic. He’s a very good defender. He reads the game well and is very intelligent with the puck. I have some of the same qualities, I have a good wrist shot and good agility on the ice.” – Étienne Morin
Even though he’s left-handed, he could still be an interesting choice for the CH. With picks #31 and #37, he could be a very good option. He has excellent stamina and fitness, as mentioned in the interview.
– Good to know.
Frank Seravalli has been geolocated by Twitter as being on Earth. Good to know. pic.twitter.com/kag5HVGVIa
– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) June 25, 2023
– A good win for the Jays.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits another home run. https://t.co/RDX5JmFLyK
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 25, 2023
– Good low-paying contract for the Blues. One more year for Perunovich to make his mark.
– CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 24, 2023
– Very amusing article from TVA Sports, which puts a positive spin on this miserable season.
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 25, 2023
– What a catch!
Astros rookie Corey Julks robbed Mookie Betts of a home run with that catch 😱 pic.twitter.com/cRycTnHIlp
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 24, 2023