Many were surprised when the Columbus Blue Jackets used the third overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft to select Pierre-Luc Dubois. While regarded as a top ten prospect, the 18-year-old from Quebec wasn’t expected to go off the board quite so early. Now, he’s making believers out of those who questioned the choice.
The first Dubois goal puck to be offered for sale—and the second of what could well be a long and prolific career—is on the auction block through MeiGray.
On November 7, Dubois stripped the puck from P,K. Subban, skated in and scored unassisted in the third period of the Blue Jackets’ 3-1 loss to Nashville in Columbus.
It started what’s become an impressive streak for the youngster. Making the team out of training camp, Dubois scored on opening night but struggled to find the net—and ice time for the next few weeks. Moved to center and thrust into heavy action after a rash of injuries, Dubois has scored 20 points in his last 26 games…a breakout stretch for a 19-year-old who joins the growing ranks of very young NHL standouts.
“He’s not afraid of anything,” said Columbus coach John Tortorella. “He’s not afraid of the moment. In the last five or six weeks, he has played against top players and handled himself very well.”
The puck is registered into the MGG Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program and is part of a larger auction of NHL goal pucks from earlier this season.
Bidding continues through February 7 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.