2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Sacha Boisvert

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Sacha Broisvert
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The Scouting Report:

Sacha Boisvert is an 18-year-old center prospect who was born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada on March 17, 2006. For the past two years, he has played for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL. He also played for Team Canada in the U17 World Hockey Championships during the 2022-23 season. Boisvert will certainly go in the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft, probably somewhere around #20. Boisvert is currently committed to the University of North Dakota in the NCAA for the 2024-25 season.

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Draft Projections

Ranked #20 by Inside The Rink
Ranked #16 by NHL Central Scouting (North American Skaters)
Ranked #26 by TSN/Craig Button
Ranked #19 by Sportsnet/Jason Bukala
Ranked #30 by Dobberprospects

Conrad Jack of Inside The Rink has Igor Chernyshov projected at 20th overall

I’ve highlighted some of Sacha Boisvert’s attributes, let’s take a deeper dive into his attributes and areas for improvement.

Diving Deeper:

Boisvert is a natural goal scorer and shows his abilities to score both from a distance and from right around the blue paint. He’s also known for his great passing abilities. During his 2023-24 season with the Lumberjacks, he put up 68 points in 61 games (36 goals and 32 assists). He stands 6’2″ and weighs 179 pounds, but could stand to bulk up a little bit. Boisvert’s game is not built on physicality, however, so his size might be just right. That doesn’t mean that he shies away from the physical side of the game. Boisvert will use his larger size to his advantage. Last season, he put up 86 penalty minutes, which shows that Boisvert isn’t going to let himself get pushed around.

Mesmerizing Stickhandling Abilities

Boisvert is known for his amazing stickhandling skills. He uses his good set of hands for both scoring and setting up plays. It isn’t unusual to watch him toe drag around an unsuspecting defenseman before finding an open passing lane or a shot on net. It will be interesting to see how this will translate to higher levels of hockey.

He’s got absolutely incredible handling and its led to gorgeous assists. Boisvert will toe drag to get separation and then quickly make use of a passing lane. He has a great shot off of the rush and has found success sniping far side top shelf goals from low danger. Boisvert makes use of tight passing lanes and won’t shy away from a pass over / under the stick of an attacker to get the puck in the hands of a open teammate further up in the zone.

John Tessler, SMAHT Scouting

Good Size Combined with Hockey IQ

Boisvert is starting off at a good size for an NHL prospect. While he matures, there is plenty of time to put on more muscle and beef up the defensive side of his game. But for now, his higher hockey IQ enables him to use his size to his advantage. Boisvert isn’t afraid to drive hard to the net or retrieve pucks from the corner.

There’s little denying how easy it is to see Boisvert play an NHL role. He’s got the size, IQ and shot to be an NHL center to some capacity. There are amazing moments of skill too, Boisvert loves to abuse his long reach and will make nice slip passes, or booming cuts to get his shot off.

David Saad, Dobber Prospects

On-Ice Abilities:

Boisvert is a goal scorer who doesn’t favor any part of the ice. He can rip it from the blue line or slip it in from one of the dots. He is able to take advantage of a split second opportunity by using his stickhandling skills to outmaneuver the opponent. He’s got the skills of a polished center with good size to make sure he isn’t pushed around by the other team. Broisvert was a point per game player last season, both scoring goals and making plays.

Prospect Potential:

Broisvert will definitely develop into a middle-six center. Currently, he needs to add muscle, work on his defensive game, and get better on the faceoff dot. If he can do all of that, he could even have potential to be a top-six forward.

Best Potential Fit:

Broisvert could be a hot commodity come draft time. While he’ll need some time and effort to polish parts of his game, his upside is very high. Even though he is being ranked as low as #30 for the draft, it would not be a surprise to see him go in the first 15 picks. His scoring abilities are flashy and will turn heads while his weak areas aren’t all that terrible. The high floor for Broisvert’s abilities make him a bit of a toss-up.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, Broisvert may not be a superstar, but he definitely has the makings of a goal scoring star. He is definitely one of the best prospects to be coming from the USHL. He’s been showing steady development and, given a few more good years to develop, Broisvert should fit into the NHL without too much adjustment.

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