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LOUIS-MARC AUBRY
Louis-Marc Aubry
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Vitals: 6’4” / 213 lbs.
Birthdate: November 11, 1991
Hometown: Arthabaska, Quebec
Acquired: Detroit’s third choice (81st overall) in the 2010 draft
CSS Ranking: 87th North American skater (2010)
Contract: 2015 via CapGeek.com
RWC Says: Fourth-Line Center

STORIES

AWARDS
  • 2009-10 Top Prospects Game (Team Cherry)
  • 2010-11 Subway Super Series (Team QMJHL)

HISTORY
2006-07
  • Produced well for a 15-year-old in the Quebec midget AAA ranks with Trois-Rivieres (41-7-10-17).
  • Grew three inches, from 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11, during the season.
  • Selected in the second round (31st overall) in the QMJHL draft by Montreal.
2007-08
  • Returned to Quebec midget AAA ranks at age 16 and dominated (20-9-20-29).
  • Continued to grow, shooting way past the 6-foot barrier.
2008-09
  • Broke into the QMJHL with Montreal (65-10-12-22, minus-7).
  • Skated regularly on Montreal’s third line (108 shots, 47.6 percent on faceoffs, 64 hits).
  • Growth spurt continued as he reached 6-foot-3.
2009-10
  • Emerged as a solid two-way contributor for Montreal (66-15-18-33, minus-5).
  • Led his team in hits (124) and faceoff percentage (53.1 of 1,041 draws).
  • Scored an empty-net goal for Team Cherry at the CHL Top Prospects Game.
  • Selected by Red Wings in third round (81st overall) of 2010 NHL draft.
2010-11
  • Returned to QMJHL with Montreal and missed half the season — 33 of 68 games — with injuries.
  • Produced well (35-13-12-25) and had a plus-8, 98 shots and won 58 percent of faceoffs (276/473).
  • Most productive early in the season (21-11-9-20) but slowed after injury hiatus (14-2-3-5).
  • Signed three-year entry-level contract with the Red Wings on Nov. 9.
  • Returned for playoffs and was productive in a second-round exit (10-5-1-6).
  • Represented QMJHL in Canada-Russia Subway Super Series (1-0-0-0).
2011-12
  • Broke into AHL with Grand Rapids and earned depth role (62-5-11-16, minus-6, 91 shots).
  • Flashed upside with three multi-point games, including one-goal, two-assist outing on Dec. 2.
  • Called up for Red Wings’ brief playoff run to serve as a Black Ace (spare who doesn’t play).
  • Singled out by GM Ken Holland along with several top-10 prospects as a key to the Red Wings’ future.
2012-13
  • Returned to Grand Rapids for second AHL season.
  • Production slipped from rookie season (64-4-8-12, minus-2, 80 shots).
  • Suspended on two different occasions, including once for six games for leaving the bench to fight.
  • Appeared in 14 playoff games in Griffins’ Calder Cup run (14-0-1-1, plus-3, 16 shots).
  • Lost spot in playoff lineup after arrivals of Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson from Detroit.
2013-14
  • Appeared in one NHL pre-season game (minus-1, 7:51 TOI).
  • Split third pro season between AHL Grand Rapids and ECHL Toledo.
  • Played all of his ECHL games between Nov. 23 and Jan. 12 (18-7-8-15, minus-4, 62 shots).
  • Struggled to gain a foot-hold with Grand Rapids (38-2-2-4, minus-1, 48 shots).
  • Scratched for all 10 AHL playoff games for Grand Rapids.

SCOUT COMMENTS
“We project him as a third-line center. He’s a good player, a good solid two-way player, good skater, very smart, smart on the puck, and he can dish the puck pretty well … He plays pretty aggressive … He’s a guy who competes really hard for loose pucks in front and plays in the hard areas.” — Red Wings scout Mark Leach (June 2010) … “He doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses. He just needs to get physically stronger and that comes with maturity.” — Leach (February 2011).

STRENGTHS
Has a very tall frame continues to get stronger … A smooth, fluid skater … Skates well with the puck and uses his great range to protect it … Good hockey sense at both ends of the rink … Soft hands … Defensively responsible and willing to do little things like block shots … Good bloodlines: His father, Pierre, was a former NHLer with the Red Wings.

WEAKNESSES
Although he has flashed soft hands and shows good smarts, he’s never produced much offensively, even dating back to his junior days … Limited offensive upside … At the same time, he hasn’t taken advantage of his size to establish himself as an every-day role player at the AHL level … Despite his impressive size, he doesn’t play with enough of a physical edge.

PROJECTION
After three pro seasons, Aubry is still struggling to establish himself as an AHL regular. That’s a bad sign for the big, raw project, but he has one more year left on his entry-level contract. He’ll return to Grand Rapids in 2014-15 in search of a regular spot in the lineup.

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Trois-Rivières Estacades QMAAA 41 7 10 17 69 | Playoffs 8 2 2 4 18 
 2007-2008 Trois-Rivières Estacades QMAAA 20 9 20 29 30 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 20 
 2008-2009 Montréal Juniors QMJHL 65 10 12 22 53 |          
 2009-2010 Montréal Juniors QMJHL 66 15 18 33 69 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2
 2010-2011 Montréal Juniors QMJHL 35 13 12 25 26 | Playoffs 10 5 1 6
 2011-2012 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 62 5 11 16 39 |          
 2012-2013 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 64 4 8 12 60 | Playoffs 14 0 1 1
 2013-2014 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 38 2 2 4 16 |          
  Toledo Walleye ECHL 18 7 8 15 10 |          
 2014-2015 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL - - - - - |          

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