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Jonathan Drouin
Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning.jpg
Born March 28 1995 (1995-03-28) (age 22),
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec CAN
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2013
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2014–present

</div></div> Jonathan Drouin (born March 28, 1995)[1] is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). After a stellar 2012–13 season with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Halifax Mooseheads, in which he was named CHL Player of the Year and won the Memorial Cup, Drouin was selected by the Lightning in the first round, third overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Halifax MooseheadsEdit

Drouin was selected second overall by the Halifax Mooseheads in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft.[3] After starting the 2011–12 season at the Midget AAA level with the Lac St. Louis Lions, it was announced on December 9, 2011, that Drouin would join the Mooseheads.[4] In his first QMJHL game, against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Drouin recorded two assists, including a set-up of the game-winning goal.[5] Drouin was also a key member of Halifax's 2012 playoff success, most notably scoring the overtime winning goal in Game 7 against the Quebec Remparts.[6]

On November 7, 2012, Drouin represented Team QMJHL in Game 2 of the Subway Super Series against Russian junior players; he scored a goal and added three assists.[7] Drouin missed the first game of the series due to a foot injury.[8] At the conclusion of the 2012–13 season, Drouin was named the CHL Player of the Year.[9] He would continue to be an integral player for the Mooseheads during the 2013 playoffs, helping the team win the President's Cup and the 2013 Memorial Cup.

On June 30, 2013, after his highly-successful season, Drouin was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, third overall in the NHL entry draft picks. Days later, on July 5, he was signed to a three-year contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning.[10] Drouin, however, was cut from the Lightning roster at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, returning to the Mooseheads for the QMJHL season.[11]

Tampa Bay LightningEdit

During the Lightning's 2014–15 training camp, Drouin sustained an injury.[12] Days later, on September 9, 2014, the Lightning announced that Drouin would miss three-to-four weeks with a slight fracture in his thumb.[13] On October 16, Drouin was assigned to Tampa Bay's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, on a conditioning stint. The rehabilitation assignment was initially slated for a maximum of two weeks, though it was stated that he could be recalled prior to that timeline.[14] Just three days later, however, on October 19, the Lightning recalled Drouin from his conditioning assignment with the Crunch; he registered one goal, two assists and a +4 plus-minus rating during his AHL stint.[15]

On October 20, Drouin made his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers.[16] The following day, on October 21, he picked up his first NHL assist on a Valtteri Filppula goal in Tampa Bay's 2–1 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames.[17] He then scored his first NHL goal on October 24 against goaltender Ondřej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.[18]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2012 Piešťany

Drouin won a gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as a member of Canada's under-18 team.[19] He later represented Canada's junior team, along with Mooseheads teammate Nathan MacKinnon, at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia, where Canada finished fourth.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Lac St-Louis Lions QMAAA. 38 22 36 58 38 15 11 17 28 18
2011–12 Lac St-Louis Lions QMAAA 22 22 31 53 35
2011–12 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 33 7 22 29 12 17 9 17 26 4
2012–13 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 49 41 64 105 32 17 12 23 35 14
2013–14 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 46 29 79 108 43 16 13 28 41 18
2014–15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 2 3 0
2014–15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 70 4 28 32 34 6 0 0 0 2
QMJHL totals 128 77 165 242 87 50 34 68 102 36
NHL totals 70 4 28 32 32 6 0 0 0 2


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada Quebec U17 6th 4 2 3 5 2
2012 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon 5 0 5 5 2
2013 Canada WJC 4th 6 2 2 4 0
2014 Canada WJC 4th 7 3 6 9 24
Junior totals 22 7 16 23 28

Awards and honoursEdit

Major juniorEdit

Award Year
Mike Bossy Trophy – QMJHL top professional prospect 2012–13
Paul Dumont Trophy – QMJHL personality of the year 2012–13
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy – QMJHL Most Valuable Player 2012–13
Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year 2012–13
QMJHL First Team All-Star 2012–13 [21]
Memorial Cup Champion (Halifax Mooseheads) 2013
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy – QMJHL Most Valuable Player (finalist) 2013–14 [22]


Award Year
2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition 2014–15 [23]
NHL Fastest Skater – 2015 NHL All-Star Game 2014–15 [24]


  1. QMJHL Network
  3. QMJHL Network
  4. Halifax Mooseheads
  5. Drouin’s debut a success | The Chronicle Herald
  6. Moose going back to work | The Chronicle Herald
  7. Huberdeau leads QMJHL to win over Russians in Super Series
  8. Jonathan Drouin out for Game 1 of Subway Super Series with bruised foot - Prospects
  9. Mooseheads' Drouin named CHL Player of the Year. TSN (2013-05-25). Retrieved on 2013-05-25.
  10. Lightning sign first round pick Jonathan Drouin. National Hockey League (2013-07-05). Retrieved on 2013-07-05.
  11. Tampa Bay Lightning's Jonathan Drouin possibly returning to Halifax. Yahoo! Sports (2013-09-28). Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  12. Smith, Joe (September 22, 2014). Jonathan Drouin's injury not considered serious, but Lightning cautious. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  13. Canadian, Press (September 23, 2014). Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin out 3 to 4 weeks due to right thumb injury. NHL. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  14. Baker, Matt (October 16, 2014). Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin headed to Syracuse for rehab games. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  15. Astleford, Andrew (October 19, 2014). Lightning recall Jonathan Drouin, Luke Witkowski from Syracuse. Fox Sports Florida. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  16. Erledsson, Erik (October 21, 2014). Lightining rookie Drouin’s debut impressive. Tampa Tribune. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  17. Burns, Bryan (October 22, 2014). Lightning escape with victory in overtime against Flames. Lightning Beat Writer. Retrieved on November 16, 2014.
  18. Lightning top Jets; Drouin scores first NHL goal. NHL (2014-10-25). Retrieved on 2014-10-26.
  19. MacKinnon in ‘great position’ for WJC camp invite; Fucale, Drouin ‘long shots’ | Metro
  20. Team Canada heading overseas with lockout questions looming
  21. Jonathan Drouin wins big at Quebec Major Junior Hockey League awards. The Globe and Mail (2013-04-01). Retrieved on 2013-04-02.
  22. Golden puck awards are revealed. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2014-04-01). Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  23. Burns, Bryan (January 10, 2015). Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson Named NHL All-Stars; Drouin to Compete in Skills Competition. Tampa Bay Lightning Beat Writer. Retrieved on January 25, 2015.
  24. Video: Lightning’s Drouin wins fastest skater. NBCSports ProHockeyTalk (January 24, 2015). Retrieved on January 25, 2015.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Anthony DeAngelo
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