Name: Jimmy Bonneau
Position: Left Wing
Hometown: Baie Comeau, Quebec
Acquired: 2003 NHL Draft, 8th round (241st)
Fighting is his main asset. Will drop the gloves with anyone and win most of them. Has good size, and is considered a hard worker that will stick up for his teammates.
Needs to improve every aspect of his game. Skating, speed, hockey sense all need a lot of work. Surprisingly he needs to play more physical. Must learn to take the body much more.
HW Updates, by Dan Linn
March 2004 – Playoffs Report – PEI Rocket– The PEI Rocket will take on Patrick Roy’s team the Quebec Remparts, in the first round of the playoffs which get started tonight the 19th. The Rocket are coming off one of their better seasons in the Q, after moving from Montreal to PEI, lead by Michael Lambert, Cory Urquhart and Maxim Lapierre offensively and tough guy Jimmy Bonneau as a solid role player. In last years playoffs, Urquhart lead the team with an impressive 15 points, while this year saw Lambert score over 40 goals, and Lapierre was a all round force on a nightly basis. This should be a great experience for the Hab prospects, especially Lambert who’s trying to convince management to take a chance on him and sign him to a professional contract this summer, or let him reenter the NHL entry draft. Lambert and Urquhart have formed an impressive duo all season long, with Lapierre joining the line at times, which has built chemistry between them that should benefit them down the road when they reach the AHL and beyond.
February 2004 – Already known as one of the top fighters in the QMJHL, Bonneau continues to work hard to improve his all round game. He has been able to contribute on offense, while playing some smart hockey in his own end and in staying out of the box when it’s necessary. Still has a lot of areas he needs to improve upon, but with continued hard work, Bonneau will improve his chances of moving to the next level in the next few years.
January 2004 – Has played in every game, and has lived up to his goal of producing more on offense, and earning more ice time from Coach Vigneault. Bonneau has been able to set career highs on offense already, while showing some impressive discipline when the game is close, as he has been given an increased role with the team, and expected to do more the just drop the gloves.
December 2003 – Has played in every game, and has made a name for himself as one of the top fighters in the QMJHL. And now he’s becoming a force on the score sheet, as he recorded his first ever hat-trick while playing in the Major juniors. Bonneau has doubled his point production since the last update.
November 2003 – Has played in every game, and has made a name for himself as one of the top fighters in the QMJHL.
October 2003 – Not drafted for his scoring touch, Bonneau is one of the top fighters in the QMJHL in just his 2nd season. Not afraid to drop the gloves with anyone, Bonneau is no stranger to the penalty box. He must work hard to improve on every area of the game outside of fighting, if he wants to make it to the next level. He’s got a few years to see if he can do more then just fight, which remains to be seen.
September 2003 – Drafted for his fighting abilities after only one year of fighting, Bonneau has already made a name for himself as one of the top fighters in the Quebec league. In eight games, he has picked up 1 goal, 23 penalty minutes, while being Even on the ice. 8-1-0-1 23 0 Bonneau recently had a major brawl where he needed stitches over his eye and has been told not to fight for a few days till it heels. Bonneau may be a very good fighter, but he will need to show a lot more if he is to get increased ice time for the Rocket.