Michael Bournival, Canadiens' prospect

 

Michael Bournival, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1992-05-31

Hometown:  Shawinigan , QC

Drafted: 2010 by Colorado, 71st overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2013 - Bournival has recently been demoted to the fourth line as part of some line juggling. While his ice time has been below the 10-minute mark in each of the last five games, he continue to provide good quality including a goal and an assist during that stretch. Fantasy owners should be patient. The fact that he remains with the big club and continues to play well puts him at the top of the priority list for a promotion to the scoring lines if there is an injury or some more line shake-ups. Eric Daoust

 

October 2013 - Bournival has seven points in his last seven games and has great chemistry with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta. In the last four games he has had at least 15 minutes of ice time and he has also been seeing time on both the power play and penalty kill. His strong start could allow him to keep his scoring-line spot when the injured Habs' forwards return. Eric Daoust

 

October 2013 - Bournival has been told to look for a permanent place to live in Montreal which indicates that he will remain in the NHL for the foreseeable future. He has two points in five games while seeing limited minutes. Eric Daoust

 

September 2013 - Bournival was a standout player at the Canadiens' training camp and forced his way onto the opening-night roster. It is not clear if his promotion is permanent but with a lack of NHL-ready forwards in the organization Bournival could get an extended stay. His offensive potential, both short-term and in the long run, are limited but he showed great speed and smart positional play. He projects to be a good two-way centerman down the road. Eric Daoust

 

May 2013 – Bournival finished his first pro season with 10 goals and 30 points in 69 games, just one point shy of the team best. Most encouraging is his play down the stretch as he tallied 17 points in the final 30 contests. If he can continue next year at this pace he could put himself at the front of the line for a promotion to the Canadiens' main roster. Eric Daoust


December 2012 – Is currently skating on the third line for the offensively inept Bulldogs. Has shown he can be steady and dependable in pro hockey. Looks like, he will become a very dependable prospect in his future years during his growth at the AHL level. His six points currently keeps him on pace with most mid line teammates, and gives a positive feeling towards what kind of offence he could provide in two to three years. Jason Banks


March 2012 - Because of injury and the World Junior Championships, Bournival only suited up for 41 games this season but still managed to put up a 30 goal season. The Cataractes captain is a complete player who is known for his competiveness and work ethic. He is a good skater and is counted on in all situations. He will be playing a major role in Shawinigan quest for the Memorial Cup.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Modest upside as his offensive production will not likely transfer to the pro game but does possess the drive and skill to become a regular in the NHL.

 

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Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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