The QMJHL Entry Draft on Saturday, June 3rd in Saint John is quickly approaching with your Halifax Mooseheads holding the fourth overall pick. Additionally the team has the 22nd and 40th overall selections giving the Mooseheads a trio of picks in the top 50.
With that in mind HalifaxMooseheads.ca is taking a look at some of the top prospects available.
Dawson Mercer is one of three highly ranked players from Newfoundland expected to go in the first round of the QMJHL Entry Draft. The Bay Roberts, NL native played for Bishop’s College Prep School in Sherbrooke, QC where he was a teammate of 2016 Mooseheads draft pick Cedric Matte. Mercer’s consistent improvement throughout the year helped him shoot up the draft rankings board before settling at number 12 in Central Scouting’s final list. The forward had 48 points in 51 games with the Bishop’s U18 team as a 15-year-old. He led all scorers at the recent Gatorade Frost Challenge with 13 points (four goals – nine assists) in just five games. Scouts say he has very good skills with above average awareness and should be an impact player in the QMJHL.
Friday’s profile: Jeremy Jacques
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