Blain has good size at 6'2, 192 pounds and plays a physical game. What really stands out with Blain is his offensive game.
Blain scored 52 points in 62 games last year in the QMJHL. As an 18 year old Blain had 41 points in 44 games. This year with the Steelheads Blain has 9 points in 8 games, leading all ECHL defenseman in scoring.
Has anyone watched Blain play? His numbers shot up a lot after his draft year (.61 PPG -22 to .93 PPG +17) . He was also a +28 last season. Despite putting up great numbers he has been tossed aside by the Oilers and now the Wolves. Does anybody think he has NHL upside?
May, 2012 - Jeremie Blain had a great season and put up 50 points, which was among the top ten for defenseman. He was traded from Acadie-Bathurst to Victoriaville and was hoping for a long playoff run, but was unfortunately upset in the first round. Blain is a big, physical defenseman who plays on the powerplay, penalty kill and against the other teams top players. He has high-end hockey sense and a great offensive skillset. His defensive game will be the only thing that holds him back at the next level.
Edited by canucklehead44, 31 October 2012 - 05:26 PM.