Blue Jackets Prospect Profile: Adam Pineault

Friday, 08.26.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets radio voice George Matthews resumes his summer-long look at the team's top prospects with 2004 second round pick Adam Pineault, a member of last year's Team USA World Junior Championship team.
 


Adam Pineault
Forward
Born: May 23, 1986 (19)
Height: 6'1
Weight: 193 pounds
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Blue Jackets second round pick, 46th overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Stats:
Scored 26-20-46 in 61 games during his rookie QMJHL season for Moncton in 2004-05. He ranked third in the QMJHL in shots on goal and tied for 16th in game-winning goals, while finishing among the league's rookie leaders in most major statistical categories. Pineault also appeared in seven games with Team USA during the World Junior Championships. Prior to entering the QMJHL, he played one season of collegiate hockey at Boston College and two seasons in USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. Pineault was the youngest player in NCAA D-I hockey during the 2003-04 season when he recorded 4-4-8 with 32 penalty minutes in 30 games at Boston College.

Overview:
- A solid two-way power-forward with offensive upside.
- Good NHL size and strength. Willing to play physical and can be nasty if needed. Will take a hit in order to make a play.
- Has a rocket for a shot.
- Skating is adequate, but can improve. Has good speed once he gets going, but his starts and stops need to improve.

Road to the NHL:
He needs to get more experience at the Junior level and improve his consistency. He started last season real strong before "hitting the wall" in the middle of the season. But he seemed to find "a second wind" late in the season. He has the size, disposition, and skill set necessary to develop into a quality NHL forward with the defensive abilities to play on a third line and offensive skills to net 20-plus goals in a season. If his skating improves, there's no reason why he couldn't challenge for a slot on a scoring line. This season will be a good test for him as Moncton is hosting the CHL's Memorial Cup (and therefore gain an automatic slot in the tournament) and he should be selected for a second season with Team USA's World Junior Championship squad, where he'll be looked to provide veteran leadership.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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