Jeremie Poirier, D, Saint John – QMJHL
Poirier was a prospect we talked a lot about prior to Round One and he’s still on the board heading into Day Two.
An absolute offensive stud, Poirier is a high-end playmaker who boasts a quick release and is also a very strong skater.
He would elevate Vegas’ transition game and he could morph into a high-end quarterback on the power play in the National Hockey League.
With elite vision, sublime passing ability and just a nose for offense, Poirier would add a significant offensive punch to most teams in the NHL.
Granted, there are some notable weaknesses in his own zone and Poirier would have to iron out certain kinks in order to succeed on the world’s biggest stage.
However, if paired with a stay-at-home defenseman, there is no doubt that Poirier could flourish and he would also be perfect for the Golden Knights’ system in terms of getting the puck out of the zone quickly and cleanly.
It would be a surprise if Poirier didn’t go off the board early in the Second Round, however, so the Golden Knights would have to move up quite a bit in order to get the blueliner.