Crevier is a physical defensive-oriented blueliner and one of the best shutdown defensemen of the draft. The only downsides to his defensive game are his slow feet and poor agility, which allows quick attackers to escape from corner plays at times. He is a decent skater for his size, but there is still a lot…
|Oct 6/20||Crevier Louis||D3272 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide||by FCHockey Staff||View Summary|
Crevier is a physical defensive-oriented blueliner and one of the best shutdown defensemen of the draft. The only downsides to his defensive game are his slow feet and poor agility, which allows quick attackers to escape from corner plays at times. He is a decent skater for his size, but there is still a lot to improve as his speed and acceleration are below average, and his mobility is deficient. The tall rearguard loves to use his imposing frame to his advantage in his own zone, destabilizing opponents with great physical play and winning countless board battles defensively. It’s almost impossible to work against him along the boards, as he’s quick to pin his opponent and completely neutralize them, though he can take himself out of the play a bit too much by pinning players on the boards and focusing heavily on physical play. He cleans the crease very well, pushing any attackers away from his goaltender and potential rebounds. His stick work is what makes him a truly great defender in transition, as he can destabilize attackers with great poke-checks and push them on the outside thanks to his long-reach. If he is a juggernaut on the defensive end, his offensive upside is limited. While he isn’t scared to jump in on the attack and move the puck up the ice when he sees opportunities, he is far from a threat in those situations. His stick-handling abilities, agility and speed are poor, and he will need to improve his overall offensive game.