#22 Louis-Marc Aubry|
From: Arthabaska, PQ.
Drafted: 2010 draft 3rd rnd 81st overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed to 3-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 11/9/10
|Plus: Very aggressive player who likes to compete... Solid two way performer who uses his size... Defensively responsible... Not afraid to take punishment in front of the net... A big hitter... Very good in the faceoff dot...|
|Minus: Needs to fill out his frame... Not very offensively gifted... |
|Organizational Comments: Red Wings Asst GM Jim Nill: "He's big, 6-4, he's grown seven inches in the last year and a half. Great size, strong skater. We like the physical presence he brings. His dad played in the NHL for the Wings. We just love his size."|
|What GRC says: 2012-13: Aubry gets around the ice well for such a big guy, and looks like a much better player than his numbers would indicate. He is a conscientious defensive center with great reach and good vision. He just always leaves you looking for more. Being sent to the bench for the second half of the post-season will hopefully be some motivation for Aubry to bring a little more intensity and take a step forward. Next season will be a pivotal one for the 6'4 center as it is the last on his entry-level contract.|
2011-12: Aubry just kept getting better as the season went on and earned a regular spot at center the second half. The hulking pivot used his speed and his size to give the opposition fits in the offensive zone, keeping the puck deep and working the cycle. He was not afraid to play physical, crashing and banging as well as dropping the gloves on occasion. While he didn't end up with a pile of points, that may be more attributed to his line mates and role, as a stint on the top line also produced a three-point game. He has caught management's eye and if he keeps on improving at this rate may get an NHL look next season. Fall 2011: A tall, lanky, two-way center, Aubry also has NHL bloodlines as the son of former Wing Pierre Aubry. He is an aggressive, physical player and should become even more difficult to play against as he fills out his 6'4 frame.
|Role: Two-way center|
|Projection: NHL 3rd line center|
|11/9/10 ||Signed to 3-yr contract by Detroit (NHL)|
|9/8/11 ||Attended Red Wings Training Camp|
|9/27/11 ||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)|
|4/16/12 ||Recalled by Detroit (NHL)|
|9/14/12 ||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)|