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Frederic
Brunet

Frederic Brunet is a mobile puck-rushing defenseman who is offensively-minded and can quarterback the power play from the point. Even in high pressure situations he shows the confidence to take charge of breakouts but will, at times, show some questionable decision-making. He actively tries to disrupt the opponent’s attempts at controlling the puck through a…

Date of Birth
August 21, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Gatineau, QC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
176 lbs
Draft Result
5/132 (BOS)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 29/22 Brunet Frederic 23919 – Rimouski vs. Quebec QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Mar 3/22 Brunet Frederic 23524 – Rimouski vs. Val-d’Or QMJHL by Zacharie Labrie View Report
Jan 15/22 Brunet Frederic 23193 – Baie-Comeau vs. Rimouski QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 22 3 18 21 0.95 4 6
2021-2022 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 63 12 34 46 0.73 1 16
2020-2021 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 33 1 8 9 0.27 -6 16
2019-2020 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0
July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
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FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker

Frederic Brunet is a mobile puck-rushing defenseman who is offensively-minded and can quarterback the power play from the point. Even in high pressure situations he shows the confidence to take charge of breakouts but will, at times, show some questionable decision-making. He actively tries to disrupt the opponent’s attempts at controlling the puck through a cycle and once he gains possession, he is generally strong and elusive against the forecheck. He will still need to continue to make strides in his defensive play but the foundation is there and a little added quickness and focus will lead to further improvements. He is an excellent puck-carrier who can walk the offensive blue line with above-average lateral mobility and survey the ice to identify soft spots where he can step off the point to gain access to those areas. He is an efficient puck-mover and playmaker and any opportunity to gain an extra second or two with the play on his stick means there is a good chance he can find a play that opens up. Occasionally he will hold on to the puck a bit too long and pass-up a simple play that could have resulted in an easy zone exit or offensive chance. At the moment his skillset against his peers can overcome such situations but going forward things like hesitation and wasted opportunities will have a way of coming back to haunt him if not tidied up. He is a particularly intriguing draft target because for as good as he is right now, there is still plenty of room for growth. He has that effortless stride that lets him flow across the ice and move from the back end to the attack and return with ease. There is a lot of potential as a future impact offensive blueliner if development is the focus and patience is exercised.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide