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Prospect Preview: Christophe Lalancette - Junior Hockey News
Published: Friday, 14 Sep 2012
Last season was Christophe Lalancette's rookie season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He appeared in 63 games for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, where he scored 16 goals and dished out 31 assists.
Lalancette was selected with the 109th overall pick by the San Jose Sharks, who traded to get that particular pick.
By selecting Lalancette, the Sharks added a a solid right winger, who has decent size for his age, but needs a considerable amount of time in juniors.He will once again play for the Titan and should play another year in the QMJHL to perfect his game.
He is a skilled playmaker and his on-ice vision will quickly establish him as an important contributor on the both sides of the spectrum.
After his performance at the National Hockey League Draft Combine, he was ranked 62nd among North American skaters.
Overall, this is a quality pick with no high risk. Lalancette covers basic needs on offense and could be a splendid second or third line player.
The Prospect Preview will be back on Monday where I will profile Phoenix Coyotes prospect James Melindy.
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