Louis Crevier (7th Round Pick)
Obviously, 7th round picks are subjective, but I like his size and skill. Put up decent numbers for a defenseman and is another big body. (Grade B+)
Listed at an intimidating 6’8 frame, Crevier certainly provides a physical aspect that the Blackhawks have desperately lacked over the past few seasons. The one thing Crevier needs to work on is his skating. This comes as no surprise for his size and if he can put it all together, Crevier could be a very scary player for the Windy City in the future. (Grade B)
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Crevier is a big “6’7 RHD defenseman who had 21 points on 59 games for Chicoutimi of the QMJHL. He is described as more of a stay at home defenseman with some offensive upside.
His big frame allows for more options as he could easily poke check a puck away or use his size and check someone off the puck. I think he could be an organization’s depth defenseman.
In a word, huge. The guy stands 6’ 8”, and that puts him about the same size as Zdeno Chara. Will be grow into the same caliber player? Chances are he won’t, and Elite Prospects uses the phrase “reasonably well” to describe his abilities.
Players drafted this late in the draft often don’t make it to the NHL. However, his size alone makes him worth taking a chance on. The last guy Chicago had in the organization this size was Viktor Svedberg, but he never panned out. Taking a chance on Crevier seems like a calculated risk for Chicago
If he can put on some more weight we could have another Victor Svedberg on our hands. Seventh-round picks rarely work out, but if you are going to draft someone in that position might as well be a unique player like Crevier and his 6’8″ frame. (Grade B+)