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Maveric Lamoureux Scouting Report: 2022 NHL Draft #38

Maveric Lamoureux Scouting Report

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Coming in at nearly 6’7″ at the recent NHL Draft Combine, Maveric Lamoureux has the type of size that makes NHL scouts drool. A first-round pick, 12th overall, at the 2020 QMJHL Draft, Lamoureux has impressed over the last two years with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. In 2020-21, his rookie season was interrupted by the COVID pandemic. When on the ice, Lamoureux impressed observers. He put up one goal and six assists for seven points in 24 games. He also played in three playoff games but was held scoreless. The Voltigeurs fell in the first round of the playoffs, losing three straight games to the Quebec Remparts.

This past season Lamoureux scored for goals and 20 assists for 24 points in 54 regular-season games. Lamoureux also added an assist in four playoff games. Unfortunately, the Voltigeurs fell in the first round, losing their series three games to one to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

Lamoureux comes from a hockey family. In the early 1990s, his father, Patrick Lamoureux played three seasons for the Granby Bisons of the QMJHL. He would go on to play university hockey for Concordia. He also played senior men’s hockey in Laval.

Maveric Lamoureux Scouting Report

Right Defense — shoots Right
Born January 13th, 2004 — Hawkesbury, Ontario
Height 6’6.75″ — Weight 199 lbs [201 cm/90 kg]


Most teenagers with Lamoureux’s size are awkward skaters. This is not the case here though. He is actually a very good skater. Lamoureux has a long and powerful stride. This gives him good acceleration and excellent top-end speed. While his first few steps could use some work, he is far ahead of what you would expect. Lamoureux can push the pace and lead the rush or jump into the rush and still get back defensively. His edgework, agility, and turns are decent but could use some improvement. Lamoureux could improve his cross-overs and gain more speed coming out of his turns. He is strong on his skates, with excellent balance. This allows Lamoureux to use his size to win battles in the corners and in front of the net. Lamoureux has room to add muscle to his frame. He should only get stronger as he matures.

Offensive Game

Lamoureux’s offensive game is a bit of a work in progress but he has the tools to be a threat. He has an outstanding slap shot. He fires it on the net with excellent velocity. Lamoureux can adjust his feet and his hands to get off his one-timer even when the pass isn’t quite perfect. He also sneaks down from the point to let go of an excellent wrist shot. His wrist shot has really good power as well. However, Lamoureux could stand to move a bit laterally and open up shooting lanes before taking his shots. A lot of his shots get blocked as he doesn’t do a good job of clearing passing lanes before shooting. He could also fake his shot more often, opening up some opportunities that way.

Lamoureux is good in transition. He makes a smart first pass. He is also a good stick handler and can carry the puck through the neutral zone and generates efficient zone entries. However, Lamoureux needs to work on his poise with the puck when he is in the offensive zone. He seems to rush things at times, making a simple pass on the perimeter, or as mentioned, taking the shot that isn’t open. If he can develop more control of the puck at the blue line and be a bit more creative in the shots that he takes he can become more of an offensive weapon. As it stands his offensive game is a bit raw.

Defensive Game

Lamoureux uses his size and skating ability to play a strong defensive game. His skating allows him to maintain good gap control and force attackers to the outside and away from quality scoring areas. If they try to slip by him, Lamoureux can explode quickly and throw a thunderous body check. He is a feared hitter in the QMJHL. He also does a good job of using his long stick to cut down passing and shooting lanes. Lamoureux wins battles along the boards as well as in front of the net. He does a good job of keeping the slot clear. Lamoureux can also transition the puck up the ice when a turnover is created. He will need to improve his lateral movement though as smaller, shifty forwards can sometimes give him some issues.

Projection and Comparison

With Lamoureux’s size, skating ability, and solid defensive game, the skills to be an NHLer are easy to see. The question here is about upside. His offensive tools could develop but are currently very raw. He also needs to work on his lateral mobility in order to really take the next step. He could become a top-four defenceman if he reaches his ceiling but will need time and good coaching to get there. Lamoureux’s game is reminiscent of a combination of Jamie Oleksiak and Zdeno Chara. However, this is a stylistic comparison only and not one based on skill and ability.


The following is a compilation of some of the highlight packages and features of Maveric Lamoureux that are available on youtube and Twitter.



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