Daniel Audette

by Kevin Wickersham on December 12, 2017

 

Daniel Audette, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-8

Weight: 175

Born: 1996-05-06

Hometown:  Buffalo, NY

Drafted: 5th round 2014 (147th overall)

 

 

 

 

 Observations:

December 2017 - While he's not putting up QMJHL numbers, Audette has been productive in the AHL with 16 goals and 27 assists in 106 Laval/St. John's contests, adding grit with 68 PIM. Still in the middle of his 21st year, the diminutive and scrappy Audette should continue to develop his defense and already very good distribution skills during this second full year in the AHL. Don't be surprised if he gets an NHL cup of coffee if Montreal is shorthanded at some point this year. Kevin Wickersham

May 2015 – Audette is a skilled, quick-skating forward with a ton of skill with the puck along with an undersized frame. In particular, his 99 assists over the last two years playing for Sherbrooke of the QMJHL show that he has immense playmaking ability. He has improved his points-per-game output in each year since arriving in Sherbrooke which is a good sign. With that said Audette’s future hinges on his ability to overcome his lack of size in the professional ranks while also improving his strength and defensive play. He will not get that opportunity for another year after wrapping up his junior career in 2015-16. The risk factor combined with several years of development ahead hurts Audette’s stock as a prospect. Eric Daoust

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Audette is a very talented prospect with his lack of size and wait time being major concerns from a fantasy standpoint.

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