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Tristan
Luneau

Tristan Luneau is a calm and self-assured defender that exudes confidence in all three zones. His skating is silky smooth with fluid four-way mobility, good speed in transition, and the agility to manage pressure and escape into open ice. Slick hands, strong and accurate passing, and great vision allow him to initiate zone exits, move…

Date of Birth
January 12, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Trois-​Rivieres, QC  
Shoots
Right
Weight
188 lbs
Draft Result
2/53 (ANA)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jan 15/22 Luneau Tristan 23203 – Rouyn-Noranda vs. Gatineau QMJHL by Josh Bell View Report
Jan 5/22 Luneau Tristan 23117 – Gatineau vs. Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 24/21 Luneau Tristan 22840 – Saint John vs. Gatineau QMJHL by Joey Fortin Boulay View Report
Nov 1/21 Luneau Tristan 22729 – Rouyn-Noranda vs. Gatineau QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
Oct 20/21 Luneau Tristan 22650 – Gatineau vs. Drummondville QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Sep 8/21 Luneau Tristan 22439 – Blainville-Boisbriand vs. Gatineau QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jun 15/21 Luneau Tristan 22265 – Blainville-Boisbriand vs. Gatineau QMJHL by Curtis Schwartzkopf View Report
Apr 18/21 Luneau Tristan 21967 – Blainville-Boisbriand vs. Gatineau QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Mar 14/21 Luneau Tristan 21795 – Sherbrooke vs. Gatineau QMJHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Gatineau Olympiques qmjhl 63 12 31 43 0.68 9 20
2020-2021 Gatineau Olympiques qmjhl 31 4 14 18 0.58 -5 2
July 10, 2022
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July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
June 30, 2022
FCHockey’s full first round mock up of the 2022 NHL Draft
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
Slafkovsky, Korchinski rise in FCHockey’s Spring ranking
April 5, 2022
Five fallers in FCHockey’s Spring ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
March 11, 2022
Rosters set for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 15, 2022
Wright headlines participants in 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 1, 2022
Wright retains, Cooley rises in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for 2022 draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
January 25, 2022
The Pipeline: A conversation with Tristan Luneau
January 21, 2022
Bell Curve: Analyzing the 2022 NHL Draft’s top defenders
January 3, 2022
Predicting Team Canada at the 2023 World Juniors
December 6, 2021
NHL Draft Notebook: Mateychuk, Nelson, Casey & More
December 2, 2021
Wright retains No. 1 spot in FCHockey’s Winter ranking
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
November 22, 2021
Doing it Wright: The Way-Too-Early 2022 NHL Draft Mock
November 18, 2021
Scout Survey: Making sense of the first few months
November 6, 2021
2022 NHL Draft Tracker: Tristan Luneau
October 1, 2021
Wright tops FCHockey’s preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
September 19, 2021
2022 NHL Draft: QMJHL players to watch

Tristan Luneau is a calm and self-assured defender that exudes confidence in all three zones. His skating is silky smooth with fluid four-way mobility, good speed in transition, and the agility to manage pressure and escape into open ice. Slick hands, strong and accurate passing, and great vision allow him to initiate zone exits, move pucks through the neutral zone and gain the offensive blue line. He can quarterback a power play, get shots to the net, shield pucks from the opposition and prolong offensive zone possession. In his own end, his positioning is first-rate and, although he isn’t one to run around and bang into anything that moves, he can rub guys out along the wall, battle for pucks, and play a smart physical game when that is called for. He can be expected to continue to refine the little details of his play. His hockey IQ is already high, but that will naturally continue to develop as he matures. His speed, specifically his quickness over short distances, is something that he is likely to address. Directional changes, especially in his pivots, are a little choppy and he loses power in his stride due to being a little too upright in his stance. A correction would help make him more effective. Having said that, all the elements of a premier defenseman are in place and, while he doesn’t come with a top-pair guarantee, he is certainly not a gamble either. How well and how much of his skillset he can transfer to the next level will determine where he fits into the lineup, but there is little doubt that he is a future NHL defenseman. A team wanting to add a sound two-way game to their back end with offensive upside and the potential to blossom into a steady fixture on their top unit could see Luneau as exactly what they’re looking for.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide