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
|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 White||QGC-16||5||3||1||4||2|
|Canada Black U17||WHC-17||5||2||2||4||2|
Durandeau has shown offensive ability in the past, but his two-way game seems to have improved with the Halifax Mooseheads.
Arnaud Durandeau to NYI 165th overall. Maybe not as offensive as i thought he would be coming out of midget but 2way game has improve.— Jérôme Bérubé (@Jerome_Berube) June 24, 2017
Durandeau is likely to continue to play in the QMJHL for the next two seasons as he continues to work on his game.
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