L’Heureux is a hard-hitting power forward who uses his incredible strength and tremendous puck protection to work the puck through dirty areas. His impressive physical presence allows him to dominate corners, winning a good portion of his puck battles and making opponents pay with heavy checks. His great balance and core-strength makes him extremely tough…
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L’Heureux is a hard-hitting power forward who uses his incredible strength and tremendous puck protection to work the puck through dirty areas. His impressive physical presence allows him to dominate corners, winning a good portion of his puck battles and making opponents pay with heavy checks. His great balance and core-strength makes him extremely tough to knock off the puck, which is, in part, why he’s able to control the disc in traffic so effortlessly. The prospect owns some outstanding goalscoring abilities as well. His wrist shot release is quick and his great power forces swift adjustment from goaltenders. He also displayed great finishing instincts to get into dangerous areas and find the puck with excellent stick-work. His playmaking can be inconsistent, as he shows great vision at times, but does not always have great accuracy, especially on his backhand. He’s sound and smart in possession of the puck and will often have his head up to read plays. L’Heureux has a wonderful skating form, as he perfectly leans over to generate more power, extends his leg fully, and makes big push on each stride. The same can be said about his crossovers, where he makes tremendous pushes with his inside leg, allowing him to gain more speed. However, he lacks explosion and consistency in his skating. His first few steps can be particularly slow, which creates difficulties in separating himself from opponents in foot races and prevent him from arriving first on loose pucks. He rarely uses his full-skating abilities too and only does so when he’s got an open lane to the offensive zone with the puck. L’Heureux seems disinterested to put effort on the backcheck or in his own zone at times, frequently gliding back without much intentions other than watch the play develop. Finally, L’Heureux physical presence and grit, while a strength in some cases, has raised concerns this season. He was suspended four times this season, bringing his discipline up as cause for concern. There are times where he makes reckless and dangerous decisions on the ice. If he can reign this in moving forward and utilize the sandpaper-style of gameplay into a positive, he could develop into a star player at the next level.