HALIFAX — Buzzing The Net's Three Stars from Wednesday's CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, won 3-0 by Team Orr over Team Cherry:
No. 1 star: Laurent Dauphin, Team Orr / Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
The last player added for the game was a show-stealer, setting up the game's opening goal and burying the second to give Team Orr an edge it never relinquished. Dauphin (1G-1A, +2) was an illness replacement for the Medicine Hat Tigers' Hunter Shinkaruk and was even given the WHL star's No. 14 jersey. He bounced back from being body-checked heavily by Ryan Hartman heavily on the game's first shift to create the game's first goal. Off a nice zone entry, Dauphin pulled up and fed Seth Jones, whose hard, low shot created a rebound that fellow Quebec Leaguer Adam Erne (1G, +2) deposited behind goalie Zachary Fucale .
"It was a great experience," Dauphin said. "I was not supposed to be here and I was able to take my chance and do my best."
Early in the second, Dauphin, who is NHL Central Scouting's 41st-ranked North American skater, scored for a 2-0 lead. The centre came down 1-on-2 and caught defencemen Eric Roy and Jordan Subban in that no-man's land of either trying to play the puck or leave the shot to their goalie. Dauphin's shot, which might have been redirected, beat Fucale. Dauphin narrowly missed another goal in the second period, hitting the post. Either way, it was a breakout night for the rookie who helped his Collège Esther-Blondin midget team win the silver medal at the Canadian championship last season.Read More »from Laurent Dauphin leads CHL Top Prospects Game 3 Stars