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Zachary
L'heureux

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…

Date of Birth
May 15, 2003
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Montréal, QC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
196 lbs
Draft Result
1/27 (NSH)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 22/21 L'heureux Zachary 22310 – Cape Breton vs. Halifax QMJHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Feb 7/21 L'heureux Zachary 21687 – Halifax vs. Charlottetown QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
Dec 2/20 L'heureux Zachary 21403 – Charlottetown vs. Halifax QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 2/20 L'heureux Zachary 21213 – Cape Breton vs. Halifax QMJHL by Josh Bell View Report
Oct 27/20 L'heureux Zachary 21176 – Saint John vs. Halifax QMJHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Oct 27/20 L'heureux Zachary 21173 – Halifax vs. Cape Breton QMJHL by Dylan Galloway View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Halifax Mooseheads qmjhl 16 9 7 16 1 -1 32
2019-2020 Moncton Wildcats qmjhl 55 20 33 53 0.96 34 70
July 26, 2021
Scout Survey: Post 2021 NHL Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
2021 NHL Draft grades: Full results, analysis for every first-round pick
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 19, 2021
2021 Draft Targets: Five prospects to consider in Round 2
July 10, 2021
Scout Series: Andy Lehoux and Tomas Zubrus on QMJHL eligibles
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 30, 2021
Bolduc wins Michael Bossy Trophy as top QMJHL pro prospect
May 9, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Neumeier edition
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 23, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Spring ranking for 2021 draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Buium, Lambos, Under-18s & more
April 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Holmes Edition
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
February 10, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Winter ranking for 2021 Draft
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
February 8, 2021
Notebook: Kisakov, L’Heureux, Wong & More
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
November 17, 2020
Bell’s 10 Takes: Early scouting in the 2020-21 season
November 13, 2020
Prospect Spotlight: Zachary L’Heureux
November 8, 2020
Mooseheads’ L’Heureux Suspended Four Games

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.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide