#16 Charle-Eduoard D'Astous |
||Pos: D |
From: Rimouski, PQ
Acquired: Signed to 2-yr contract by Grand Rapids (AHL) 4/3/18
|Plus: Good skater... Above average on ice vision... Solid passer with a knack for finding the open man...
|Minus: Consistency a work in progress... Scored a lot of his points as an over-age player... |
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|What GRC says: 2019-20 D'Astous spent most of the season in the ECHL with Toledo, playing a steady two-way role on the Walleye blueline. His strong play eventually earned him a recall to the Griffins where he scored his first goal. The Pandemic shut down his chance to establish a spot in the top six, but he didn't look out of place in his brief audition. He will be in tough to earn a starting role with Griffins due to the sheer number of blueliners likely to be on the AHL roster.
Fall 2019 A smooth skating rearguard, D'Astous was the top defenseman in the QMJHL last season as well as the highest scoring blueliner in the loop. Despite scoring over a point per game, he projects as more of a two-way player than a strictly offensive one. The undrafted D'Astous could turn out to be a diamond in the rough as he has improved steadily each season in Jr Hockey. Slated to start the season in Toledo he could force his way onto the roster with a hot start.
|Role: Two-Way Defender |
|Projection: Depth Defenseman |
| 4/29/19 || Signed 2 yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL) |
| 9/27/19 || Released from Detroit (NHL) Training Camp - Assigned to Toledo (ECHL) |
| 2/24/20 || Recalled from Toledo (ECHL) |
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