Samuel Houde

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C SAMUEL HOUDE
Birthdate: 2000-03-06
Birthplace: Blainville, Quebec, Canada
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-0″
Weight: 174 lbs
NHL Draft: 2018 | Round 5 | 133rd overall
Montreal Canadiens own rights until June 1, 2020

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Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) 2019-20


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Samuel Houde’s Elite Prospects Stats Page


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A flashy highly skilled offensive player who loves to pull off the highlight-reel plays. He’s a good skater who doesn’t always push the pace but rather sits back and glides with the play. His acceleration is really good he can reach top speeds within a couple of steps which helps him break away from defensive plays by opponents. He tends to move east-west rather than north-south and moves quite well laterally while maneuvering through defenders. Houde possesses an accurate wrist shot with great velocity that he can rattle off rather quickly. He uses his wrist shot or quick snapshot much more effectively than a slapshot. He likes to use defenders as screens or simply pull the puck either towards or away from him to change the angle of his release point. He has decent vision but doesn’t always utilize the full width of the ice when making plays. His playmaking abilities are more than fine as he can pull off high-end passes through sticks and skates or thread a saucer pass from blueline to blueline. Houde owns natural stick and puck handling abilities as evident through many of his one-on-one plays as mentioned he thrives to make the fancy dangles. His defensive game is cloudy as he doesn’t put enough effort in to get back defensively. He tends to stay stagnant and watch the play than to get involved.

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“He was a great playmaker, with great puck poise and excellent vision. He was also a player who had slight frame; a lot of projection with him was once he would mature physically, he would even more dangerous on the ice. Now almost two years later, Houde has grown a bit, but he is still undersized and still has a slight frame, weighing around 160 pounds.” – (Hockey Prospect)

“…he showed good puck distribution and vision, and was also good at carrying the puck into the offensive zone with his good stickhandling abilities.” – (Hockey Prospect)


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