The name of the Quebec Alexis Lafrenière, intended to be the first choice of the next draft of the national hockey League, is on everyone’s lips. However, for this session, scheduled on 26 and 27 June in Montreal, several other players with roots in Quebec are to be monitored.
His father Yanic wore the colors of the Montreal canadiens when he saw the light of day in April 2002. Now 17-year-old forward Jacob Perreault has evolved in the region of the eastern Townships in minor hockey, and then he continued his development in the area of Chicago. As a junior, Jacob is left with the Sting of Sarnia, in the League of Ontario. He scored 70 points, including 39 goals, in 57 games this season. The Central recruitment ranked 17th overall among skaters in north american on the list published in mid-season.
Born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, the defender Jérémie Poirier has very good qualities offensive. Even if he still needs to improve his speed and defensive game, he could be a choice of the first round the next draft. In 64 games with the Sea Dogs of Saint John this season, he has registered 53 points, including 20 goals. Only his team-mate William Villeneuve, also eligible for the draft, has more points than him among the defenders of the QMJHL.
Excluding Alexis Lafrenière, Hendrix Lapierre was the Quebec the best ranked by the experts in the recruitment Centre on the list of mid-season. The athlete from the Ottawa river comes in the 13th position of the skaters in north america. The attacker Saguenéens de Chicoutimi has had the misfortune to suffer a few concussions over the years. This could be an incentive for some clubs to exercise caution in his case. The talent of Lapierre, however, remains undeniable.
This family name sounds familiar with hockey. Having played in the League midget AAA under the orders of his grand-father Paulin, the Collège Esther-Blondin, Thomas Bordeleau is also the son of a former player for the Montreal canadiens, Sebastian. The young man has dual citizenship, Canada and the United States. Bordeleau is therefore part of the development programme u.s., having accumulated 18 points in 19 games this season.
In the shadow of Alexis Lafrenière and Hendrix Lapierre, the attacker Cataracts de Shawinigan Mavrik Bourque product yet at an interesting pace. The young man 18 years old from Plessisville, in the region of Centre-du-Québec, has scored 71 points in 49 games this season, with Cataracts. At the midget level AAA, Bourque had shone in the uniform of the Booms to Three-Rivers.