Hendrix Lapierre Records Two Goals And Three Assists Against Halifax Mooseheads

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Scoring had gone relatively quiet during the month of March for Washington Capitals prospect Hendrix Lapierre. He had just four goals and two of those goals came in the first game of the month. But similar to the way he ended the month of February, Lapierre is heating up again at the close of the month.

Lapierre recorded two goals and three assists and was named the first star of the game in Friday night’s game with the Halifax Mooseheads. His first goal came just 1:32 into the contest.

Lapierre’s second goal of the game came early in the second period on a nice end-to-end play that was finished with a shot from the top of the slot.

Lapierre, 20, would also add three assists in the game as Acadie-Bathurst would go on to win 11-2, extending the Titans winning streak to eight games and improving their record to 32-15-2-2 on the season.

Lapierre now has 18 goals and 29 assists in just 32 games played so far this season for a 1.47 points per game average. That is 4th best on the Titan’s roster and 11th best in the QMJHL. On March 1 Lapierre had 14 goals and 19 assists in just 20 games played for a 1.65 points per game average. He’s shot the puck 125 times for a 14.4% shooting percentage so far this season and won 54% of his faceoffs.

The QMJHL was paused in December due to the COVID pandemic and didn’t restart until February 5th. Since the restart Lapierre has 13 goals and 16 assists in 21 games for a 1.38 points per game average.

After spending more than 70 days in quarantine last season, Lapierre is starting to finally hit a stretch of consistent games. He is still on the low side, playing in just 78 games since 2018. That’s the equivalent of one AHL season, which is likely next on the agenda for Lapierre.

Acadie-Bathurst has 18 games remaining in their regular season, which ends on May 1.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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7 Responses to Hendrix Lapierre Records Two Goals And Three Assists Against Halifax Mooseheads

  1. Anonymous says:

    That Titan team must be loaded for Lapierre to be 4th in points per game.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully in Hershey next year

  3. steven says:

    Will he be in Hershey or in Wash next year?

  4. GR in 430 says:

    I’m always wary of CHL offensive stats, since the ages of the players range from ~16-21, which creates a huge difference in physical maturity between the players. The older kids like LaPierre should dominate. There’s also a pretty wide disparity in the financial condition of the teams, which creates further inequalities in on-ice competitive balance. In addition, the Q has always been a “defense optional” league, so it isn’t that unusual to see high points-per-game stats.

    That said, this kid has shown his talent in NHL games. He has all the tools except adult strength. He has the most upside of any young forward in the Caps’ system and just needs to mature a bit before becoming a top-tier NHL player.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      You are not wrong about any of your assessment. He needs to continue to get games and gain a little more bulk/strength. Time in AHL might be best next step. The CHL value ended a while ago.

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