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Jonathan Huberdeau
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
171 lb (78 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Florida Panthers
Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
Born June 4 1993 (1993-06-04) (age 23),
Saint-Jérôme, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2011
Florida Panthers
Pro Career 2009 – present

Jonathan Huberdeau (born June 4, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey forward who played for the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). At the 2011 Memorial Cup, Huberdeau helped the Sea Dogs win the Canadian Hockey League championship, and was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player in the process. He was also selected to the tournament's all-star team. Vityaz Chekhov obtained Huberdeau's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) rights when they selected him fifth overall in the 2011 KHL Junior Draft. Huberdeau represents Canada internationally, and has a gold medal from the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He was drafted third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit


Huberdeau played Midget AAA hockey with the Ste. Eustache Vikings of the Quebec Midget League. He led the league in scoring during the 2008–09 season. After his performance, he was drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) in the 2009 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Midget draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs. Huberdeau scored a goal in his first QMJHL game against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.[1] Huberdeau was the leading scorer among 16-year olds in the QMJHL for the 2009–10 season, and scored on all 6 of his shootout attempts.[1] In January 2010, Huberdeau was named the league's scholastic player of the month.[2] The Sea Dogs reached the QMJHL finals during Huberdeau's rookie season.[3]

Prior to the start of the 2010–11 season, Huberdeau was one of 33 prospects selected to attend the NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp in August. The prospects were invited to participate to try out potential rule changes the NHL was considering, and also to be briefed with information on security and professionalism to assist with their future careers in the public eye.[4] Huberdeau was considered a solid prospect for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at the start of the 2010–11 QMJHL season, and his strong play helped him move up the rankings. He scored 43 goals and added 62 assists in 67 games for the Sea Dogs.[3] The Sea Dogs captured the 2011 QMJHL championship, and represented the league at the 2011 Memorial Cup. Huberdeau was nominated for three QMJHL awards at the end of the season, including the Michel Briere Trophy for Most Valuable Player, the Mike Bossy Trophy as top professional prospect, and the Paul Dumont Trophy as the league's personality of the year.[5] He did not win any of the awards, Sean Couturier was named MVP and top prospect, while Louis Leblanc captured the award for personality of the year. Huberdeau was named to the league's First All-Star Team.[6]

At the Memorial Cup tournament, the Sea Dogs earned a bye to the final game after victories in their first two round-robin games. In the final against the Mississauga Majors, Huberdeau recorded a goal and an assist, helping the Sea Dogs to a 3–1 victory. He was awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the tournament's Most Valuable Player,[7] and was named to the tournament's All-Star Team.[8]

At the end of the 2010-2011 season, NHL Central Scouting ranked him third among North American skaters, moving up one spot from the mid-season rankings.[3] Ahead of the NHL draft, Vityaz Chekhov made Huberdeau the fifth overall selection in the 2011 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Junior Draft.[9] After being informed of his selection, Huberdeau said "For sure, I don’t want to go there. I didn’t talk to anybody about that."[10]

Huberdeau was selected in the first round, third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

International playEdit

Huberdeau's first experience with Hockey Canada came when he represented Team Quebec at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. He scored two goals and added a single assist in five games.[1] He represented Canada at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, recording three assists as Canada captured the gold medal.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Huberdeau was raised in Prevost, Quebec. Huberdeau's first language is French, he chose to attend an English speaking high school to better prepare himself for the NHL.[3] His parents are Alain and Josee, and he has one brother and one sister.[2] His sister has sung the national anthem for Sea Dogs games several times.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Ste. Eustache Vikings Midget AAA QAAA 4320305028
2009–10 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 6115203543 211171822
2010–11 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 67436210588 1916143016

Awards and honoursEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jonathan Huberdeau. Saint John Sea Dogs. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Men's Summer U-18 Team (pdf). Hockey Canada. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Huberdeau, Jonathan. National Hockey League. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  4. Sea Dogs, Rangers Head Prospect List. National Hockey League. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  5. Morreale, Mike G. (March 22, 2011). QMJHL announces finalists for Golden Puck awards. National Hockey League. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Beacon, Bill (April 7, 2011). Islanders, Rocket goalie among QMJHL award winners. The Guardian. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  7. Pyette, Ryan (May 29, 2011). Sea Dogs claim the Memorial Cup. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 2011 Mastercard Memorial Cup Individual Award Winners. Canadian Hockey League (May 29, 2011). Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  9. Sea Dogs' Huberdeau chosen fifth in KHL draft. The Sports Network (May 28, 2011). Retrieved on June 3, 2011.
  10. Fitz-Gerald, Sean (May 29, 2011). Huberdeau scratching his head over KHL draft. The National Post. Retrieved on June 3, 2011.

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Preceded by
Quinton Howden
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
Succeeded by

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