NHL Draft: Jordan Dumais in Columbus

NHL Draft: Jordan Dumais in Columbus

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Jordan Dumais had made no secret of his disagreement with the rank in which the NHL Central Scouting had placed him. In the end, we have to admit that they were right. 

La Centrale had ranked Dumais 73rd among North American skaters on its final list despite his season of 109 points in 68 games with the Halifax Mooseheads. Yesterday, the Columbus Blue Jackets claimed him at No. 96 in the fourth round.

“It's all fair. The rank of selection did not matter to me. I mainly cared about the team I would end up with and I am now a Jacket and I am very happy, ”mentioned the Montreal skater.

UN SKATE TO WORK

The reasons Dumais slipped into the fourth round despite a 100+ point season at age 17 have been documented often throughout the season: scouts believe that he does not have enough explosive skating to succeed, from the height of his 5'8″.

A criticism that Dumais is ready to live with.

“I will working on it all summer and I know that with all the work I put into it, it's going to be okay. I'm on the ice two or three times a week, alone with a coach. I work on my skating and my strides.

Now Dumais is intent on proving the teams wrong by letting him wait until the fourth round.

“My whole career, I've had something thing to prove. It will not change but it is certain that it adds to the motivation. »