Dubois has looked more mature and confident in this year's NHL Prospect Tournament and appears ready to compete for a spot on the Blue Jackets' roster, Andrew Erickson of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Cleveland Monsters bench boss John Madden, who's coaching the Jackets' prospects in the tourney, called Dubois "the most consistent player" on his team. "Maybe he hasn't put up the numbers somebody else has, but his body of work in terms of the full 200-foot game is right on par," Madden said. "Hopefully, he can have a breakout game and get himself going before he gets to main camp." The 2016 third overall pick in the draft has a clear shot at the third-line center job in Columbus if he puts together a strong training camp, but given that he's only 19 years old, the Jackets won't rush Dubois if it seems like he needs more development time.