FC Rank 133
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William
Trudeau

Trudeau is a puck-rushing defensemen who radiates confidence carrying the biscuit in transition and stepping up on the cycle. His decent acceleration and slick mitts often allow him to jump ahead of forecheckers and escape pressure. He also owns some pretty explosive crossovers, which he loves utilizing to build up speed. He relishes getting involved…

Date of Birth
October 11, 2002
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Varennes, QC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
190 lbs
Draft Result
4/113 (MTL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 18/21 Trudeau William 22295 – Charlottetown vs. Victoriaville QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
May 28/21 Trudeau William 22160 – Charlottetown vs. Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
May 12/21 Trudeau William 22085 – Charlottetown vs. Halifax QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 40 8 23 31 34 29
July 25, 2021
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July 24, 2021
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July 23, 2021
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July 23, 2021
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July 22, 2021
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July 20, 2021
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July 7, 2021
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May 31, 2021
Notebook: Sillinger, Cossa, Trudeau & More

Trudeau is a puck-rushing defensemen who radiates confidence carrying the biscuit in transition and stepping up on the cycle. His decent acceleration and slick mitts often allow him to jump ahead of forecheckers and escape pressure. He also owns some pretty explosive crossovers, which he loves utilizing to build up speed. He relishes getting involved in counterattacks, either by starting the outbreak himself or joining the rush closely behind. He creates zone entries by finding open lanes to the offensive zone and safely bringing the puck away from contact. Off the puck he loves crashing to the net for opportunities and uses smart stick lifts to receive passes comfortably in high-danger areas. On the cycle he shows a lot of above-average tools, which help him to walk the blueline smoothly, fire a ton of dangerous shots on goal, and control the puck all around the offensive zone. Has an extremely smooth release and power on his wrist shot. Can toe drag around sticks to deliver his shot and even pick his spots from the high slot. On the defensive side of the puck he showcases average gap control and positioning. He can use his frame well to separate players from the puck and shows his smarts in board play, using his skates when his stick was neutralized. You like the effort he puts into moving bodies away from his goalie’s crease. He showcases some decent passing abilities to find outlets on the breakout, but his passing decisions are more often than not reactionary. Focusing on carrying the puck himself, he rarely looks for open teammates proactively and often prefers keeping the puck on his stick for a prolonged period of time before sending it ahead. Can show a bit of nonchalance in his decision-making at times, creating turnovers on zone exits by skating into traps in front of his net or sending inaccurate feeds down the middle. Trudeau’s smooth skating abilities, confidence carrying the puck and smart cycle movement make him an intriguing middle-round prospect.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide