There could be some debate fodder over whether Jonathan Drouin is more advanced than his namesake among electrifying forwards from the Quebec League.
The Saint John Sea Dogs' Jonathan Huberdeau became the No. 3 overall pick at the Florida Panthers in 2011, but was not even given a shot at trying out for Team Canada in December. The 17-year-old Drouin, after his strong Subway Super Series showing alongside with Huberdeau and Halifax Mooseheads collaborator Nathan MacKinnon, the consensus top prospect in the 2013 NHL draft class, is making a case to be included in Canada's national junior team selection camp next month. Just to be in serious discussion is a coup for the 17-year-old, who's the only player in the QMJHL averaging two points per game.
"I can't control what they do," the 5-foot-11, 176-pound Drouin says, referring to Hockey Canada's brass. "I just play my game every night and hope that I get an invite to prove that I can play in a 19-year-old tournament. That's my goal right now."Read More »from NHL draft tracker: Jonathan Drouin, Halifax Mooseheads