Central Scouting unveils the final list for 2017 QMJHL Draft


BOUCHERVILLE, Monday May 8, 2017 – After having watched hundreds of games and scrutinized thousands of players this season, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Central Scouting published today its final prospects ranking list for the next entry draft, which will be held at  Harbour Station in Saint John on Saturday, June 3rd.

The first round is composed of 13 forwards and 5 defenseman. As the top draft-eligible player we have Alexis Lafrenière from the St-Eustache Vikings in the Quebec Midget AAA League.

Alexis fully deserves to be the top of his class for the 2017 entry-draft. He’s a spectacular player and a really good skater. There’s always something positive taking place when he’s on the ice. He’s able to play in the three zones and quickly spot the empty space to enter it and create scoring opportunities. He makes his teammates better and his sense of play allows him to be an elite player.

In the Maritimes, this year’s top prospect is Alex Newhook, from York Simcoe in Newfoundland, who comes in 5th on the list.

Click here to download the full ranking list.


1st Round

RK Name First name DOB Pos Shot Team Class PV
1 Lafreniere Alexis 2001-10-11 A/F G/L St-Eustache MAAA QC
2 Poulin Samuel 2001-02-25 A/F G/L Collège Esther-Blondin MAAA QC
3 Pelletier Jakob 2001-03-07 A/F G/L Séminaire St-François MAAA QC
4 Parent Xavier 2001-03-23 A/F G/L Collège Esther-Blondin MAAA QC
5 Newhook Alex 2001-01-28 A/F G/L York Simcoe Minor Midget TN
6 Barron Justin 2001-11-15 D D/R Halifax MAAA NE
7 Merisier-Ortiz Christopher 2001-01-17 D G/L St-Eustache MAAA QC
8 Guenette Maxence 2001-04-28 D D/R Lévis MAAA QC
9 Peach Bailey 2001-03-08 A/F G/L Cole Harbour MAAA NE
10 Legare Nathan 2001-01-11 A/F D/R St-Eustache MAAA QC
11 Jacques Jeremy 2001-02-22 D D/R Magog MAAA QC
12 Mercer Dawson 2001-10-27 A/F D/R Bishop,s U18 PSHF TN
13 Merritt Arlo 2001-01-31 A/F G/L Kimbal Union Acadamy PREP NE
14 Bizier Mathieu 2001-05-13 A/F G/L Lévis MAAA QC
15 Michel Jeremy 2001-05-02 A/F G/L Lévis MAAA QC
16 Bellamy Jaxon 2001-02-10 D G/L Saint-John MAAA NB
17 Beaucage Alex 2001-07-25 A/F D/R Trois-Rivières MAAA QC
18 Budgell Brett 2001-06-01 A/F G/L London Minor Midget TN
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