NHL Future Watch: Hendrix Lapierre Hockey Cards, Washington Capitals – Hendrix Lapierre was drafted by the Washington Capitals with the 22nd overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. This center has a lot of skill and can be a big wheel on the power play.
It all started for him with Chicoutimi in the QMJHL. In 2017-18, at the age of 15, he had 17 goals and 40 assists in 35 games. He added 10 points in nine playoff games as well. There was something special going on.
In 2018-19, he had 45 points in 48 games. His numbers were down a bit due to the number of games he played. In the postseason, Lapierre added five points in four playoff games. He won the Michel Bergeron Trophy signifying him as the Rookie of the Year.
In 2019-20, he had 17 points in 19 games. He had some injury woes, and the season was cut short because of the pandemic. He was fully rehabbed by the end and was ready for the next year.
The 2020-21 season was weird. Some teams played. Some didn’t. It wasn’t a full season, but Lapierre played in 21 games. His 31 points were very good for the associate captain. In the playoffs, his 13 points in nine games were excellent. Five of them were goals. He is rare, and he can be a scorer or a playmaker. He’s got a high ceiling but must prove it with reps.
In 2021-22, he was traded to Acadie-Bathhurst. He lit it up for them. In 40 games, the prospect scored 21 goals with 30 assists. In the postseason, Lapierre added four goals and seven assists in 11 games. After the season, he turned pro. Lapierre got to play in six NHL games for the Washington Capitals. Here is an accounting of his first NHL goal.
Still 20, he likely starts the season in the AHL playing for the Hershey Bears.
The first card to get is Lapierre’s 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns Rookie. It’s a great card that shows him getting ready to receive a pass in Caps red. Fans will want this card for sure.
His 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Rookie Gems card is interesting. The photo is on a border that looks like stained glass on cardboard. The serial numbering makes it solid.
His 2019-20 Upper Deck CHL Star Rookie in High Gloss is a heck of a card to hunt for. But he’s going to be worth it in the end.
NHL Future Watch: Hendrix Lapierre Hockey Cards, Washington Capitals – Stats
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