Mathieu Joseph

by olafson1393 on August 28, 2017

 

Mathieu Joseph, RW

 

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 165

Born: 1997-02-09

Hometown: Chambly, QC, Canada

Drafted: 2015 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 120th overall

 

Observations:

August 2017 - Joseph will aim to earn a spot on the Syracuse Crunch roster this fall. After graduating from junior, the sizeable older brother of Pierre-Olivier should be capable of playing a regular role with the AHL club in order to adjust to the difference that the professional ranks will pose - due to the Seadogs prolonged playoff run to the Memorial Cup, Joseph was not one of the graduating prospects who was had the opportunity to join the Crunch late in the 2016-17 season. Joseph's ceiling has been elevated by his improved offensive output through his last couple seasons of junior, but some AHL development will be necessary while he waits in line behind a few other prospects. Brayden Olafson

May 2017 - In an extremely disappointing Memorial Cup matchup game against the Erie Otters, Joseph was the spec of light for the Saint John Sea Dogs. In the blowout loss, Joseph was persistent with his speed and skill throughout the game. In an effort to spark offense, he, as well as many other Sea Dogs abandoned their defensive game significantly, which only dug them deeper. Saint John will face Seattle in the fifth round-robin game of the series, the loser of which will pack up. Regardless of the outcome, Joseph's season can be considered a success from a Lightning development perspective. Brayden Olafson

 

April 2017 – The high energy fourth round pick is leading the playoff charge for the dominant Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. With a relatively even goals:assists ratio and almost two points per game, he is proving that he will be able to fill the void left in the Syracuse Crunch roster when the Lightning pluck some of the riper prospects. With their heavily intimidating roster, the Sea Dogs will continue to challenge for a QMJHL title, and a Memorial Cup. Joseph should have lots of hockey left giving us the opportunity to determine if his dominance can remain consistent. Brayden Olafson

 

January 2017 – Mathieu Joseph is coming off a respectable showing at the 2017 World Junior Championship for Team Canada, his first showing on the international stage where he tallied one goal and five points in seven games.  Joseph earned his spot on the team because of his strong two-way game. While he's been excelling offensively for the Saint John Sea Dogs since the midway point last season, he's shown his ability to play in all situations. Joseph was mainly playing as a third line winger with Mathew Barzal and Taylor Raddysh. Just like playing with the Sea Dogs, Joseph wasn't afraid to mix things up physically. Joseph moves from a supportive role with Team Canada back to a veteran role with the Sea Dogs where he will have more ice-time and be relied upon to provide offense as well as defense. Joseph's offense may not translate in higher levels, but his ability to play in multiple roles gives him a better chance of filling a hole with the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Kathryn Jean

 

August 2016 – Mathieu Joseph will be trying to make the NHL squad this fall after a successful breakout season last year in Saint John. His overall skill has improved and his play indicates he has potential to become a scoring, bottom-six winger. In all likelihood, Joseph will be with the Saint John Sea Dogs again this season and will be focused on the more physical side of the game while trying to build his body for the professional level. Max Marko

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Joseph hit a career high in goals and assists last year, but will need to put up consistent numbers in order to achieve serious fantasy consideration.

 

 

Footage:

Mathieu Joseph World Junior practice

 

 

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