Scouting ReportEVALUATED 06/05/2022
Head of Eastern Canada Scouting
PROJECTION 1st Round
Player Type: Skilled power centerman
QMJHL Draft Projection: 1st round
Projected QMJHL Arrival: Fall 2022
Projectable Skills: Refined puck carrying skill with continual awareness and creativity
Development Opportunities: Maintaining his decision making pace when faced with bigger, stronger, and faster competition
Although he's currently tendered to Muskegeon of the USHL, I think the overall ability and preparedness of Sacha Boisvert could be a factor in him still being drafted quite highly in the QMJHL. The combination of his strength, reach and persistence while carrying the puck mean that the sizeable centerman is rarely out of options with the puck. He has the technical skill in terms of his above average quickness quickness, agility and lengthy, powerful stride to support his good judgement with the puck and can make a creative decision to extend the play in scenarios where he has fractions of a second to make something happen. He's able to collect pucks smoothly in stride, and continues his rushes using deception with his eyes, skill with his stick and good timing to execute dangerous offensive plays and maneuvers. His height and size advantage have given him the confidence to hone his puck carrying ability while scanning the ice diligently for options. Although it's a certainty that he won't have this sort of a physical advantage at higher levels, I firmly believe that having the ability to refine his puck carrying prowess with repetition has provided him with a development advantage. His commitment to hound the puck aggressively and position himself well in the defensive zone is very good. I find that Boisvert has several strong two way tendencies that lend him to becoming a valuable centreman very soon at the junior level.
Scouting ReportEVALUATED 03/02/2022
Regional Scout - USA
Sasha Boisvert is a big power forward with soft hands and is capable of weaving his way through traffic as well as physically asserting himself on the opposition. He isn’t the best skater but he skates well enough and can build up speed once he gets going and is agile enough to pull off his dekes, his size can make up for the rest as he is difficult to stop once in transit. He has a powerful shot and they utilize that whenever possible on the powerplay as he plays on his strong side setting up for the one-timer. He does very well to position himself in places to receive the puck and he gets into scoring areas giving his teammates the simple task of feeding him the puck if they can find the seam.
Scouting ReportEVALUATED 02/02/2022
Head of Eastern Canada Scouting
PROJECTION First Round
Our first opportunity to evaluate Boisvert was at the Hockey Quebec U16 evaluation camp last summer. The 15-year-old wasn’t the most attention grabbing player at the event, but since getting down to Rhode Island, the Quebec native has made a serious impression. He is gifted with a physically mature frame which is something that I may have discredited him for in previous evaluations – in projecting players to higher levels it’s important to give consideration to how much of their current contributions are made as a result of their physical maturity, and in Boisvert’s case I think I may have previously overcorrected. Even considering what benefit he receives from his physical maturity, there are indications that he’s likely still growing into his frame. Boisvert is quite dependable as a thorne-in-your-side type of forechecker, who always finishes his checks and is just generally difficult to play against, nd while he absolutely uses that physical maturity to his advantage in scrum situations, most of Boisvert’s puck acquisitions don’t come about in scrums. He pulls pucks off the walls while in stride with a high level of efficiency, remaining aware of what is going on around him and multitasking to make a subsequent decision with the puck. When he picks the puck up in stride he uses deception with his eyes, skill with his stick and good timing with his mind to execute dangerous offensive plays and maneuvers. Although there is something to be desired in his level of explosiveness, there’s no doubt that he’s an A-grade prospect.
COMMITTED: North Dakota 03/08/2022
SIGNED: Muskegon Lumberjacks 15/01/2022
- NCAA Confirmed 100%
- North Dakota Confirmed 100%
- 2022 03/08/2022 Sacha Boisvert commits to North Dakota
- 2022 04/07/2022 Drafted by the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in the QMJHL Draft
- 2022 15/01/2022 Tendered by the Muskegon Lumberjacks