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#16 Charle-Eduoard D'Astous
Pos: D
D.O.B.: 4/21/98
From: Rimouski, PQ
Height: 6'2
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed to 2-yr contract by Grand Rapids (AHL) 4/3/18
Plus: Good skater... Above average on ice vision... Solid passer with a knack for finding the open man...
Minus: Consistency a work in progress... Scored a lot of his points as an over-age player...
Organizational Comments:
What GRC says: 2019-20 D'Astous spent most of the season in the ECHL with Toledo, playing a steady two-way role on the Walleye blueline. His strong play eventually earned him a recall to the Griffins where he scored his first goal. The Pandemic shut down his chance to establish a spot in the top six, but he didn't look out of place in his brief audition. He will be in tough to earn a starting role with Griffins due to the sheer number of blueliners likely to be on the AHL roster.
Fall 2019 A smooth skating rearguard, D'Astous was the top defenseman in the QMJHL last season as well as the highest scoring blueliner in the loop. Despite scoring over a point per game, he projects as more of a two-way player than a strictly offensive one. The undrafted D'Astous could turn out to be a diamond in the rough as he has improved steadily each season in Jr Hockey. Slated to start the season in Toledo he could force his way onto the roster with a hot start.

Role: Two-Way Defender
Projection: Depth Defenseman


4/29/19 Signed 2 yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)
9/27/19 Released from Detroit (NHL) Training Camp - Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
2/24/20 Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)