Pierre-Luc Dubois
Pierre-Luc Dubois
21-Year-Old Left WingLW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The third overall pick in the 2016 draft acquitted himself well as the Blue Jackets' No. 1 center, scoring 27 goals and 61 points while playing all 82 games for the second straight season. Dubois plays a physical two-way game -- he's dished triple-digit hits in each of his two NHL campaigns -- but he's proving to be much more than just a forward who can chip in some complementary offense now and then. His off-the-charts hockey IQ and all-around skill set helps make his linemates better, and he's quickly become the player coach John Tortorella trusts the most. The Columbus offense is expected to take a major step backwards this season following the departure of Artemi Panarin, but if Dubois can continue his development, the club could once again surprise. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets in June of 2016. The deal will become official July 1.
Sets up game-winning goal
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 8, 2019
Dubois notched an assist, two hits and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
Dubois dished to Oliver Bjorkstrand in the third period for what would count as the game-winning goal. The helper gives the center 11 points through 16 contests, to go with 37 shots on goal, 28 hits and 15 PIM.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
While it's still too early to make any definitive statements on the matter, so far, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen looks like a genius for grabbing Dubois as the third overall pick in 2016 rather than the expected selection, Jesse Puljujarvi. Dubois had an outstanding campaign as a teenager, finishing in the top 10 in rookie scoring with 20 goals and 48 points. He showed a physical edge to his game that should only grow as he matures and gets stronger, and his two-way play was a perfect fit for John Tortorella's system. Dubois averaged nearly two minutes of ice time with the man advantage last season, and his offensive role could increase in 2018-19, especially if Artemi Panarin ends up in another uniform at some point. While sophomore slumps are rarely predictable, Dubois is as well-positioned to avoid one as any player in his cohort.
The third overall pick in 2016 started off last season slowly in the QMJHL, but racked up nine goals and 22 points in 19 playoff games and seems ready to make the leap to the pros. The Blue Jackets have a need at center, and in the long term they're hoping Dubois can develop into a strong two-way player up the middle, but as a rookie he could find himself seeing limited minutes and bouncing between the center and left wing as the 19-year-old acclimates to the NHL.
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Point streak at five games
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 1, 2019
Dubois scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blues.
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Riding four-game point streak
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 31, 2019
Dubois has notched two goals and four points in his last four games.
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Playing through minor injury
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 22, 2019
Dubois indicated after Monday's win over the Maple Leafs that he isn't taking faceoffs due to an unspecified injury, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports. "I want to take face-offs but health-wise, I can't right now," said Dubois.
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Fires home game-winner
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 12, 2019
Dubois scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes.
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Pots first goal of season
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 11, 2019
Dubois scored the Blue Jackets' lone goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.
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