Hopes NHL Draft: Allard 32nd, 38th Girard

-frederic-allardFrederic Allard and Samuel Girard conveniently included on the final list of North American hockey players issued by the central office of screening the National Hockey League for the next draft. Defender Chicoutimi Chicoutimi is listed at 32nd, while the back of the Shawinigan Cataractes is 38th.

The positions have changed little since the mid-season list, since at that time Allard was ranked 36th, 40th and Girard.

“It’s very satisfying and throughout the season, my goal was to get as high as possible in the list, told Frederic Allard. With the season that I have known, finish the 32nd is a great achievement. ”

Author of a harvest of 59 points, including 15 goals in 64 regular season games, the # 58 Les Bleus doubled its offensive output from the previous season.

“I think I played up to my talent all season, has supported the one who added three points in the playoffs. I released, I had a great season and I proved that I was able to do during the year included series.

“When Yanick Jean has arrived (in November 2014), there has been a change of mentality and players like Nicolas Roy and Julio Billia also experienced a rise diet. Yanick has improved our work ethic, all with the objective to improve day by day. This was the key to our success. ”

After taking some time to heal minor injuries as a result of the elimination of Sags face the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Frédéric Allard is now preparing to participate in physical tests of the NHL, from May 29 to June 5 in buffalo. He said he had had informal discussions with twenty teams of NHL. “It will mainly happen in Buffalo” to mention the 18-year-old.

Samuel Girard

For his part, Samuel Girard coming off a regular season of thunder with the Shawinigan Cataractes. Named best defenseman in the QMJHL in just 17 years, the Robervalois got 74 points, tops in the Canadian Hockey League for a player playing that position. Girard is currently trying to help his team reach the semifinals. Wednesday, he had two assists in a 6-2 victory Cataractes face the Charlottetown Islanders. The series is tied 2-2 and the fifth duel will be played Thursday in Charlottetown.

Dubois, first class

Pierre-Luc Dubois managed a first for some Sidney Crosby in 2004-2005 rising to the top of the final rankings of North American players for the draft. No player of the QMJHL had achieved such a feat since the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The power forward Screaming Eagles tallied 99 points, including 42 goals, in his second year in the QMJHL. Dubois ahead of American Tkachuk Matthew’s son, Keith, former star of the National League.

Julien Gauthier, the Val-d’Or Foreurs, ranks 12th, while the Phoenix goalkeeper Evan Sherbrooke Fitzpatrick is atop the list among North American goaltenders. A total of 25 players and three goalkeepers playing in the QMJHL included in the final classification of the central office of the NHL screening.

The draft will be held on 24 and 25 June at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

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