2017 NHL Draft

Alexandre Texier

Grenoble, France (Ligue Magnus)

Steve Kournianos  |  05/31/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’0, 187 lbs
Born: September 13, 1999 | Grenoble, France
Nation: France

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
NR NR NR 156 133

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
 2013-14  Grenoble (U18) 8 7 4 11 4
 2014-15  Grenoble (U18) 17 16 18 34 32
 2014-15  France (U18 WC D1A) 5 2 0 2 12 2
 2015-16  Grenoble (U18) 17 40 30 70 26
 2015-16  Grenoble (U22) 11 9 8 17 14
 2015-16  France (U18 WC D1A) 5 2 4 6 6 1
 2016-17  Grenoble (Ligue Magnus) 40 10 9 19 69 -1
 2016-17  France (U18 WC D1A) 5 2 3 5 6 3
 2016-17  France (U20 WJC D1A) 5 1 7 8 4 1

Scouting Report

A lightning quick French teen who plays significant minutes in the French senior league, Texier is a dynamic offensive talent who is mature and can handle playing against older competition. You have to go back to the late 1980’s and former St. Louis Blues prospect Philippe Bozon to find a teenager from the French league with this kind of NHL potential. Texier is an excellent skater who can handle the puck and make plays off the rush. Rarely does he look overmatched despite being the youngest player in the circuit, and he finished as one of the top scorers (1g, 7a) at the Division IA under-20 WJC. His strong showing in the French league playoffs (10 points in 12 games after 19 in 40 during the regular season) helped his draft stock, but a shoulder injury kept him from playing in the 2017 World Championship. He is a very good stickhandler and makes quick directional changes with or without the puck. He rarely looks overmatched for a kid just days from 2018 eligibility playing against adults, mostly because he’s confident, strong and unpredictable.