Joël Teasdale

Birthdate: 1999-03-11
Birthplace: Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-0″
Weight: 205 lbs
Undrafted signed as a free agent by Montreal on September 21st, 2018
Waivers Eligibility: 2022-23 or 160 NHL GP


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A hard-working two-way player that exudes a pro-type game. Teasdale has average speed and overall a well-rounded skater with just okay acceleration. He shows great edges and the ability to use his strong balance to make plays or win battles along the boards. Teasdale is strong on his stick which enables him to pickpocket opposing players defensively and win stick battles around the opposing net. He has a nose for the net and can score goals in a variety of ways; either using his stick to redirect the puck or his soft hands to make quick maneuvers in tight areas. His shot is quite heavy, he gets down low to gain leverage in tight areas or sharp angles. He can also use his great puck handling skills to drive the net with possession or make flashy dekes every once in a while. He’s not just a heavy physical workmanlike player but can make good plays using his hockey sense and amiable playmaking abilities. His defensively play greatly benefits from his smarts and his ability to read the play, anticipate and act rather than react. A go-to penalty killer and a reliable two-way player who also brings great leadership qualities. – JD

Hockey IQ – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Physicality – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Puck Skills – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Shooting – 50

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Skating – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.


“A smart player who sees the ice very well…reliable at both ends of the rink and has the creativity and awareness to be a key offensive contributor…agile skater who gets from point A to point B in good time…has good quick hands and can skillfully make difficult plays in order to create offensive chances…has good tempo to his game and has the passion to compete consistently…protects the puck well and has good offensive instincts…a great hockey mind to find gaps between defensemen and use this open spaces to his advantage…possesses a decent shot that he can consistently use to hit his target…takes the puck to the net and fights through traffic on the way…trusted by his coaches in all situations and used in critical times when the game is on the line…hard on the forecheck and pressures the oppositions defense quickly leading to numerous turnovers.” – Aaron Vickers (Future Considerations)

“His size is far from imposing, but he shows tremendous upper-body strength that wins puck battles, while his leg drive helps him power through opponents as he skates down the wing with speed. Teasdale likes to control the puck and takes direct routes to the net. His feet are constantly moving and there isn’t a loose puck he won’t get dirty for. He skates with a short stride and looks choppy, and while his overall speed is somewhat average, Teasdale moves with a purpose and displays excellent balance. He’ll take a beating in the low slot and uses a wide tripod to maintain a foothold while screening the goalie. His puck skills are above average, and he is more of a shooter than a passer.” – Steve Kournianos (The Draft Analyst)