Known for his abilities as a defensive forward, Gabriel Dumont ranks 21st in this years Habs Top 25 Under 25. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
After a full season with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2010-11, the twenty year-old scored 18 points (5 goals) in 64 regular season games, far off the totals he put together in the QMJHL.
His playoff numbers however were more impressive with 9 points (6 goals) in 20 games. Known as a pesky and determined defensive forward, you'd almost think he channels Claude Lemieux, less the diving, come playoff time.
Strengths: Dumont has an impressive awareness when out on the ice and is a feisty and gritty player. Don't let his 5'10 180lb frame fool you, he keeps his feet moving, making him a difficult player to check.
Dumont is also a warrior when it comes to his play, especially during times when it's time to step up, When drafted, he was characterized by Canadiens scouting director Trevor Timmins as, "a heart and soul player." His character and determination was reinforced by his former coach with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, and during the 2010 playoffs with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Guy Boucher.
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