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HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Charles Hudon

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
This one-game scouting report is from game-1 of the Russia/Canada Challenge Tournament. Canada won the game 3-2.
Charles Hudon was the Montreal Canadiens fifth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry draft. The 5'10", 171 lbs left-handed winger scored 25 goals and added 41 assists in 59 QMJHL games in 2011-12. The Chicoutimi Sagueneens veteran also posted a traditional plus/minus rating of plus-28. Hudon has an ability to change direction quickly, while also maintaining puck-possession. He has a short-stride, but does show good speed over short distances.
He played on the powerplay and penalty-killing units. In fact, he was on the ice in the last minute of the game to defend a 1 goal lead.
OVERALL GRADE
Hudon produced a well above-average overall grade of 74. He had no points, and 3 shots on goal. He had a solid powerplay ratio of 6 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play, and also had a short-handed breakaway. Sixty-three percent of his even-strength events took place in the offensive-zone.
HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Charles Hudon
EVEN-STRENGTH RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Hudon had an impressive even-strength risk/reward rating of 2.09, and an even-strength ratio of 2.44 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. His best rating was actually produced in the neutral-zone, and he engaged in 4.98 even-strength events per-minute played.
*the average ES risk/reward among forwards is 1.10
*the average ES ratio among forwards is 1.87 
HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Charles Hudon
OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Hudon had an above-average offensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.72, and an offensive-zone ratio of 1.60 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He was successful with 1 of his 2 attempts to remove puck-possession from the opposition in the offensive-zone, and recovered 8 loose-pucks. He completed 6 of his 9 offensive-zone pass-attempts, but was successful with only 2 of his 6 attempts to beat opposition players 1on1 (deke). He was able to get 3 of his 6 shot-attempts through to the net, and engaged in 3.13 offensive-zone events per-minute played. 
*the average offensive-zone risk/reward among forwards is 0.39
*the average offensive-zone ratio among forwards is 1.62
HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Charles Hudon
 
DEFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Hudon had a defensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.56, and a defensive-zone ratio of 8 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He had more defensive-zone events in this game than he did in any other I've scouted; not because Canada struggled defensively, but because he didn't fly the zone as often as usual. He was successful with his only attempt to remove puck-possession from the opposition in the defensive-zone, and recovered 3 loose-pucks. He completed his only pass-attempt, and engaged in 0.72 defensive-zone events per-minute played. 
*the average defensive-zone risk/reward among forwards is 0.38
*the average defensive-zone ratio among forwards is 1.95
HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Charles Hudon
NEUTRAL-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Hudon had a neutral-zone risk/reward rating of 1.00, and an impressive neutral-zone ratio of 6 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He was successful with 1 of his 2 attempts to remove puck-possession from the opposition in the neutral-zone, and recovered 3 loose-pucks. He completed both his pass-attempts, as well as both his attempts to beat opposing players 1on1 (deke).  He intercepted 1 opposition pass, and engaged in 1.40 neutral-zone events per-minute played. 
*the average neutral-zone risk/reward among forwards is 0.30
*the average neutral-zone ratio among forwards is 2.14
HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Charles Hudon

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