A phenominal two-way power forward who thrives under pressure. He brings versatility, being able to play as a center or a winger, as well as elite skill and agility. His athleticism is exemplified in his strong skating that allows him to backcheck hard, explode up the ice in-transition, or propel himself up into hits that opponents won't soon forget. His defensive zone play is excellent; he proactively finds and takes away shooting and passing lanes, and makes it tough on opponents to pinpoint any daylight. When he is on the ice, he is uncontainable and leads the forecheck; he creates the time and space for himself to be creative with the puck and finds a way to get it to the back of the net. He makes the players around him better, serving as an example of what hard work and skill can and will be able to produce.
A similarly punishing two-way forward with size and zero deficiencies, Anze Kopitar, is the type of player Dubois will aspire to become at the next level. Pierre-Luc Dubois has the potential to develop into an elite two-way forward who excels as a positive catalyst in every facet of the roles he can play, be it the dynamic scorer, the set-up man, the intimidating power forward, or the defensive-minded shutdown guy. He is the type of player nobody likes to play against. (Curtis Joe, EP 2016)
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #4 by Hockeyprospect.com - 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #5 by ISS Hockey - 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #4 by Future Considerations - 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by McKeen's Hockey - 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #1 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters) - 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #5 by TSN/McKenzie