Coulson Pitre – Flint Firebirds – Player Profile

6’1172Dec 13, 2004RWR73rd 202041 NACANADA
2019-2020U-16Richmond Hill Coyotes27112031
2020-2021OHLDid not play    
2021-2022OHLFlint Firebirds52232144
2022-2023OHLFlint Firebirds46212445
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Kaden Pitre of the Flint Firebirds. Photo by Natalie Shaver/OHL Images

Coulson Pitre played his U-16 hockey with the Richmond Hills Coyotes U-16 squad where he scored 11 goals and 20 assists in 27 games. The Windsor Spitfires selected him with the 73rd overall pick at the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. He sat out the 2020-2021 season because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In September 2021, the Flint Firebirds sent a 6th round pick and 15th round pick to the Spitfires for Coulson and he immediately signed a Standard Player Agreement. Interestingly enough, when the Firebirds acquired Pitre he stood 5’11” tall and just 150 pounds. He’s had a bit of a growth spirt and added some muscle to his frame.

With 2 goals and 3 assists in his first 10 games of the season, Pitre got off to a slow start but I was still intrigued. He picked it up and since the calendar flipped to 2023, he has notched 8 goals to go along with 8 assists in 14 games.

Pitre is a highly intelligent player who responds well on both sides of the puck. He plays in all situations including the PK but it’s his effectiveness 5-on-5 that draws interest in him. He’s an above average skater but doesn’t possess any after burners. Instead he uses his high IQ along with the skating skills he does have to be in the right places.

Pitre has shown great control with the puck on his stick and when you combine his vision with his IQ, he makes the right decision consistently. He’s is also a very elusive player and makes himself an option for his teammates. He’s also a gifted passer who identifies lanes and seam quickly and can deliver a tape-to-tape pass.

Pitre is a power forward. He does not shy away from contact whether he is delivering the physicality or on the receiving end of a hit to make a play. Willing to battle and fight through contact.

It’s not just about offence for Pitre. His three-zone game is very accomplished. I think it’s fair to say he plays a pro style game now.

I think if you’re drafting in the middle of the second round and Pitre is there, you have to take a shot at this player.


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