Jonathan Drouin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tampa sends Drouin back to juniors

    TSN.ca "The Tampa Bay Lightning are sending 2013 third-overall pick Jonathan Drouin back to the Halifax Mooseheads. Tampa announced its final roster on its official web site on Sunday and Drouin's name was amongst those reassigned." September 29

  • Bolts face choice regarding top draft-pick Drouin

    Tampa Tribune "To keep or not to keep that is the question the Lightning face regarding top pick Jonathan Drouin. As Tampa Bay heads into the final preseason game Saturday against Florida at BB&T Center the roster is on the verge of being finalized. But it’s not there yet. Competition has been close among..." September 28

  • Tampa Bay Lightning on Jonathan Drouin possibly returning to Halifax: ‘It’s not the end of the world’

    Yahoo! Sports "By the end of last season Jonathan Drouin had shown that he was doing anything but riding shotgun alongside teammate Nathan MacKinnon in Halifax before they became the first and third choices in the NHL draft. While MacKinnon's junior days are done it's worth mulling whether Drouin might end up..." September 26

  • Drouin back at wing on a line with Stamkos and St. Louis

    Tampa Bay Times "After playing center for the first 12 days of training camp Jonathan Drouin the No. 3 overall pick of the June draft returned to his natural spot at left wing during a situational scrimmage at Germain Arena in Estero. That he was on a line with C Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis made it..." September 23

  • Bolts’ Drouin finding his comfort zone

    Tampa Tribune "Top draft picks come with lofty expectations and a bright spotlight from the moment their name is announced and they step up on stage on draft day. That is the first step of a process that extends into the summer rookie camp the start of training camp into the first preseason game and..." September 20

  • Drouin eager for pre-camp workouts, says bruised left foot is fine

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin the No. 3 overall pick of the June draft said he is "pretty excited" about the team's pre-camp rookie workouts Sept. 4-5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He said he has gained seven pounds of muscle over the summer and now weighs in at 195 pounds. Most important..." August 28

  • Drouin leads Lightning's top prospects

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said there's no time like the present to give a few of his team's best minor-league and junior prospects a chance in the NHL. "I just believe we have a few guys [in the system] who have played two and three years in the minors who have really..." August 21

  • Jonathan Drouin makes quite an impression at Bolts camp

    Tampa Tribune "For the better part of five days, Jonathan Drouin spent time being introduced to the Lightning coaches, equipment managers, medical staff and the media relations department during Tampa Bay's summer prospect camp. The third overall pick in the 2013 draft met Lightning season ticket-holders,..." July 11

  • 2013 NHL Draft: Get to know Jonathan Drouin

    CBSSports.com "It's is quite rare for two of the first three picks to come from the same team, but in all likelihood, it's about to happen at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Jonathan Drouin is expected to join Halifax Mooseheads linemate and projected first-overall pick Nathan MacKinnon at the top of Sunday's..." June 27

  • MacKinnon tops Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings

    TSN.ca "In an NHL season of wild momentum swings and dramatic finishes -- see Game 7 of Toronto-Boston and Game 6 of Chicago-Boston -- perhaps we shouldn't be surprised the race for No. 1 in the NHL draft has been a wild ride of its own, with a series of entertaining twists and turns. Halifax Moosehead..." June 26

  • Price is steep for top picks in NHL draft

    CBC Sports "So this is what we are learning about the upcoming NHL draft: If you want to move into the Top 4, prepare to give up your first-born child. The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche refuse to confirm it, but the source is excellent: Flames general manager Jay Feaster recently made a bold move,..." June 17

  • 2013 NHL Draft Prospects Final Big Board: Seth Jones is No. 1

    CBSSports.com "The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is now just weeks away. To get you ready for the draft, I've compiled a top 60 rankings compiled based on my personal viewings of each prospect, either in person or on video, and input from NHL and junior scouts. This was an incredibly difficult list to make based on..." June 14

  • Thanks to terrific trio, Avalanche facing difficult draft decision

    Denver Post "The first name called in the NHL entry draft June 30 in Newark, N.J., is certain to be one of three North American players: Seth Jones, Nath- an MacKinnon or Jonathan Drouin. From a standpoint of need, Jones, unquestionably the top defenseman available, is the guy for the Avalanche, which has the..." June 07

  • Jones finishes in top spot in Craig Button's draft rankings

    TSN.ca "While Halifax Moosehead forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin grabbed the spotlight with their championship-winning performance at the Memorial Cup, TSN Scout Craig Button believes Seth Jones is still the best blue-chipper going into this month's NHL Draft. The Portland Winterhawks..." June 04

  • Top Prospect Nathan MacKinnon takes spotlight in Memorial Cup finale

    Yahoo! Sports ""Nate the Great"? Sounds too cliché. "Nate the Skate"? Perhaps. The Great Nate Debate of 2013 is for more than a nickname, of course. The story of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup was all about the top prospects headlining the event. Nathan MacKinnon's name perhaps wasn't in the biggest type on..." May 27

  • Star defenseman Seth Jones obvious first pick by Avalanche

    Denver Post "The Memorial Cup championship game is Sunday night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and, yes, there will be Avalanche scouts in attendance. And, almost certainly, new Avs coach Patrick Roy and every other member of the team's front office will at least be tuning in on TV. The top three prospects in..." May 26

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    Willy Palov @CH_WillyPalov

    Jonathan Drouin named CHL player of the year to go with his trophies for QMJHL regular season and playoff MVP. What a year.

  • Memorial Cup: Top prospects abound at exceptional tournament

    Toronto Star "In most years, scouts and hockey executives flock to the site of the Memorial Cup to observe players they’ve already drafted, rather than players they hope to draft. Veteran teams filled with 19- and 20-year-olds tend to win this tournament, after all, not those led by 17-year-old stars with..." May 22

  • Avalanche scout: No. 1 pick “open” for Avalanche

    Denver Post "So about Seth Jones being a lock to be the No. 1 pick on June 30 by the Avalanche… I talked with the team’s chief scout, Rick Pracey, today and he said reports of Jones being the prohibitive favorite to be the pick are extremely premature – and might be proven wrong. “The No. 1 spot, it’s..." May 21

  • Drouin OK to play Game 4 of QMJHL final

    NHL.com "Halifax Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell confirmed to NHL.com on Wednesday that top prospect Jonathan Drouin will be in the lineup Wednesday night when his team faces the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in Game 4 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship series at Henry Leonard Centre in..." May 08

  • With No. 3 draft pick, Lightning scouts eye top talent

    Tampa Tribune "Though the NHL entry draft is more than a month away, the Tampa Bay Lightning scouting staff will begin the process of finalizing its list of the top available players. This week, Lightning director of scouting Al Murray and director of amateur scouting Darryl Plandowski will meet with the..." May 07

  • Hunter Shinkaruk crowns Regina Pats: Saturday’s 3 Stars

    Yahoo! Sports "No. 1 star: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) Him again? Shinkaruk (2G-2A, +2) helped Medicine Hat surmount the Regina Pats 5-4 at home despite the fact the visitors were able to create a grinding pace for long stretches, which is hardly ideal for a skilled player. The potential NHL..." May 05

  • Mooseheads’ Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin dazzling in QMJHL semifinal opener

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's some weekend viewing for NHL fans in Florida, Colorado and Calgary of Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin being really, really good at hockey. The fancy stuff might have packed away during the playoffs in many puck precincts, but not at the Halifax Metro Centre, where there was a classic..." May 04

  • Panthers GM weighs in on talents of Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin

    MetroNews Canada "If it came down to choosing either Nathan MacKinnon or Jonathan Drouin the general manager of the NHL’s Florida Panthers could tell you who he’d select in June’s NHL draft. “But I’d have to kill you if I did,” said Dale Tallon with a laugh. But it’s a decision he may very well have to make..." May 04

  • Mooseheads’ Drouin making his case as a top prospect

    Hockey's Future "It would be difficult to call Jonathan Drouin a draft year surprise. After all, he was selected second only to Nathan MacKinnon in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft for a reason. He then went on to serve notice of his abilities with a strong rookie debut, including a magical playoff run alongside..." May 04

  • Drouin rode meteoric rise into draft year

    NHL.com "Not many teenage players can claim going from midget AAA to major juniors to a first-line role for Canada at the World Junior Championship in the span of a year. Then again, forward Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is unlike many forwards..." May 04

  • Button talks Drouin, other draft prospects to watch

    NHL.com "NHL Network and TSN analyst Craig Button believes one of the biggest mistakes a general manager can make at the draft is underestimating the value of smaller players. "You have to have the courage to be right," Button told NHL.com. "Knowing you could be wrong but having the courage to be right..." May 04

  • Button's Mock Draft Has Avalanche Taking Seth Jones

    TSN.ca "With the order now set for the first 14 picks in the 2013 NHL Draft, it's time to start dreaming up where the next crop of NHL stars will land. TSN Scout Craig Button has already completed his first mock draft based on the results of Monday's Draft Lottery and has predicted the Colorado..." May 02