The Montreal Canadiens have 3 prospects competing at the Canadian World Junior Development Camp. Canadiens prospects include Michael Bournival, Brendan Gallagher and Nathan Beaulieu. I will be posting 6 separate scouting reports for these prospects from games played during the development camp.
Michael Bournival was brought into the Montreal Canadiens organization through a 2010 mid-season trade. The Habs moved Ryan O'Byrne to the Colorado Avalanche for the left-handed Bournival; who was chosen by the Avalanche in the third-round of the 2010 NHL entry draft.
The 5'11", 178 lbs centre is a powerful skater with good puck-handling skills. He showed a solid stick, and consistently used his speed to pounce on loose pucks in the offensive, and neutral-zones. Despite playing against better players, Bournival posted a superior overall grade than he did during a previous QMJHL game I scouted.
Bournival's grade, ratings and success-rates for specific events through 3 games scouted can be found here
Bournival's work in the offensive and neutral-zones carried his grade. He had the top grade and overall risk/reward rating of the 3 Habs' prospects in the game; despite ending the game with a minus-2 plus/minus rating. His best work was in the offensive zone, where he used his speed and hockey-sense to pounce on loose pucks. His play in the o-zone garnered him 4 shots on net.
Overall Risk/Reward Rating
The lines during the game were, for the most part, simply rolled over. due to this ice-time was a non-factor in the players final rating. Bournival had a solid risk/reward rating. His best asset in the game was his speed. This allowed him to win 12 of 19 total puck-battles, while successfully getting the puck deep into the offensive zone with 6 of 8 attempts.
|EVENTS/ MIN||3.33||EVENTS/ MIN|
Offensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating
Bournival created 3 separate scoring chances. He won 9 of 14 offensive-zone puck-battles, completed 3 of 5 pass-attempts, while beating opposing players 1on1 (deaks) with each of his 2 attempts. He also produces 4 shots on goal, while managing one offensive-zone takeaway.
|EVENTS/ MIN||1.87||EVENTS/ MIN|
Defensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating
Bournival had the lowest defensive-zone risk/reward rating among Habs prospects in the game. He won 50% of his d-zone puck-battles, while completing 50% of his d-zone pass-attempts. His event total in the d-zone was low, as he played much of the game on the wing.
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.40||EVENTS/ MIN|
Neutral-zone Risk/Reward Rating
Bournival had the top neutral-zone risk/reward rating among Canadiens prospects in the game. He demonstrated strong puck-management skills, as he was able to consistently carry, or dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone. He won all of his neutral-zone puck-battles, and completed his only neutral-zone pass-attempt. He used his speed on 2 separate occasions to beat an opposition player 1on1 (deak) while skating through the neutral-zone.
|EV/ MIN||0.80||EVENTS/ MIN|
Raw data from Canadian World Junior evaluation camp scrimmage that took place on August 6th, 2011.
|SKI +||2||SKI +|
|PK DUMP+||PK DUMP+|
|PK DUMP-||PK DUMP-|
|PS THRU||4||PS THRU|
|OZ PS BL||2||OZ PS BL|
|POINTS X2||POINTS X2|