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July 30, 2017 - Finding Carter
Pierre-Luc Dubois is behind with a Canadian fortuitous during a World Junior Summer Showcase. In September, he’ll try to take a subsequent stairs toward creation a Columbus Blue Jackets.
Selected third altogether by a Blue Jackets in 2016, Dubois can play core or a wing, bringing good distance during 6-foot-3 and 202 pounds, and ability adult front. He didn’t make Columbus final deteriorate out of training camp, though was instead sent behind to junior where he played for Cape Breton in a QMJHL before removing traded to Blainville-Boisbriand.
His altogether prolongation forsaken from a 42 goals and 99 points he purebred in his breeze year to 21 goals and 55 points separate with those dual youth clubs.
“If we done Columbus [in 2016-17] it wouldn’t have been a bad decision, though we don’t consider removing cut was a bad preference either,” Dubois told NHL.com. “I consider it all comes down to what we did after we got cut, and we consider we did all a right things to learn from it and turn a some-more mature player.”
The Blue Jackets are anticipating so. It’s already been remarkable in a Columbus Dispatch that Dubois, who usually incited 19 years aged in June, isn’t authorised for a American Hockey League subsequent season, that means he possibly creates a NHL patrol or faces another year in a QMJHL.
The Blue Jackets have a organisation of immature players like Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Boone Jenner and Alexander Wennberg, built with talent. They took a large step final season, creation a playoffs and environment authorization annals for wins and points, before removing separated in a initial round.
There has been speak dating behind to Jun and a enlargement breeze that Dubois could plea to make a Blue Jackets in a bottom-six purpose subsequent season, according to Aaron Portzline final month.
“Pierre-Luc can not usually make a group this entrance season,” ubiquitous manager Jarmo Kekalainen told a Columbus Dispatch during a time. “He can make a group better.”