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NHL Draft 2017: New York Islanders select Arnaud Durandeau with #165 overall pick

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The Isles traded their 2018 6th round pick for the Los Angeles Kings’ 2017 6th round pick, and selected a tiny left wing from the QMJHL.

Arnaud Durandeau with the Halifax Mooseheads.
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The New York Islanders traded their 2018 6th round pick in exchange for the Los Angeles Kings’ 2017 6th round pick, at 165 overall. With that pick, they selected Arnaud Durandeau, a 5’10” left wing from the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL. The 18 year old put up 41 points in 64 games with 70 PIM.

Arnaud Durandeau stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
2008-2009 Montréal Ice Storm Brick Invitational 5 0 1 1 0
2010-2011 Lakeshore Panthers QC Int PW 3 0 2 2 0
2012-2013 Lakeshore Panthers Bantam AA LSLBAA 28 19 17 36 8
2013-2014 Lac St-Louis Tigres Espoir QMEAA 7 2 1 3 2
2014-2015 Lac St-Louis Lions QMAAA 42 25 26 51 28
Team Québec CWG 6 3 5 8 2
Team Québec White QGC-16 5 3 1 4 2
2015-2016 Team Blue U17-Dev 3 3 2 5 2
Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 63 12 17 29 20
Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 2 2 4 2
2016-2017 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 64 15 26 41 70
Elite Prospects

Durandeau has shown offensive ability in the past, but his two-way game seems to have improved with the Halifax Mooseheads.

Durandeau is likely to continue to play in the QMJHL for the next two seasons as he continues to work on his game.

This story is developing.