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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday night QMJHL roundup: Huberdeau keeps rolling

The Saint John Sea Dogs traveled to Halifax Friday night and Gerard Gallant's club came away with a 4-2 win.

Jonathan Huberdeau continued his excellent offensive start with one of the goals, raising his point totals to 11 on the year in seven games (six goals). The tall, lanky centerman has a loping stride and nice reach and touch with the puck. He's a stringbean, so getting stronger will be a key to success for him at the next level, but in the early going at least, he's lived up to pre-draft expectations.

One of the great things about the internet age is all of the great video that's out there on players now, and the QMJHL website has a nice profile on him. You can watch it here.

Although Slovak winger Tomas Jurco didn't come away with any points, that Sea Dogs team is just loaded with draft-eligible talent. If you're in any position to catch Saint John this season, my recommendation is to make the effort. You'll be rewarded come June when about five of the roster players could find themselves coming off the board in the first three rounds. I don't care who you are, that's a heck of a deep group, with Huberdeau and Jurco leading them well up front.

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