Jonathan Rheault
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Jonathan Rheault

Hometown:

Deering New Hampshire

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-08-01

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

5th round (145th overall), 2006

Weight:

200 lbs.

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History

2004-05: Rheault led all Friars rookies in scoring with 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists) playing in 36 games this season. His 11 goals tied him for first on the team. Rheault was one of only four Friars to post ten or more goals this season. He was twice named Hockey East Rookie of the Week. At the team’s season-ending awards ceremony, Rheault was named the recipient of Providence College’s Rev. Herman Schneider Award, which recognizes the team’s most valuable freshman.

2005-06: Rheault had a tumultuous start to his sophomore campaign but ended it very strongly by being named co-recipient of the team’s Lou Lamoriello Award as Most Valuable Player. Rheault played in 35 games this season, registering 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists). His 16 goals and eight power play goals both led the Friars. One of Rheault’s most memorable games came back on March 3, when he posted thee points (two goals, one assist) to help lead Providence to a 5-3 win over Merrimack.

2007-08: In his senior season with Providence College, Rheault appeared in 36 games. He recorded 31 points (17g+14a) before moving on to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) for the 2008-09 season. He is now with the Ontario Reign (ECHL).

Talent Analysis
This past season saw a more mature Rheault emerge and his team benefited greatly from it. He is a dynamic offensive player with explosive speed. While Rheault is a very good playmaker, this season he took up a notch by being more creative and utilizing his linemates more effectively. He is solid defensively and is superb on the penalty kill. Rheault is a fierce competitor who plays with a great deal of energy. He possesses a terrific shot with a very quick release. He is a relentless puck pursuer and has very good passing skills. He has demonstrated that he can drive hard to the net as well as wreak havoc around it. Rheault is able to finish his checks and doesn’t shy away from the physical side of the game. He is an opportunistic player. As he continues to grow in all areas of the game, Rheault will prove to be an even more valuable asset to his team and a bigger problem to opposing teams.

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