Guillaume Cloutier is the 46th ranked North American skater on Central Scouting's mid-term rankings. He's a 6'1", 165 lbs right-handed defenseman with strong offensive instincts. He has 12 points through 61 games to go along with a plus-16 rating, and 30 minutes in penalties.
Cloutier demonstrated his offensive skills during a recent 5-2 loss to the Quebec Remparts on March 9th. He managed an impressive assist on a heads-up pass to a streaking forward.
Please keep in mind this is a ONE GAME GRADE, and should not be used to establish a long-term view of any player's potential. It is only through multiple game grades can we even begin to see strengths, weaknesses or trends form.
The St. Constant, Quebec native's grade held steady most of the game; improving 6 percentage-points through the game's final 2 periods.
Number 8's grade would have been substantially higher if not for 9 give-aways in the game; two in the neutral-zone, and 7 in the defensive-zone. He won 11 of 29 defensive-zone puck-battles, while also winning 12 of 18 offensive-zone puck-battles.
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Cloutier's game will be quite impressive once his defensive instincts catch up to their offensive counterparts.