Stéphane Leroux : analysis of the draft, the evening is historic for the Olympic of Gatineau

Friday, 5 June 2020. 21:47

For the second time in history that a junior team has had the chance to select four players among the first eight choices of a last chance midget. Having already in the bank the choices 1, 2, 4, and 13 in the early evening, the new general manager of Olympic of Gatineau Louis Robitaille is advanced to 8e rank by entering its selection number 13, with the Wildcats of Moncton.

“I am very fortunate to live it “

The Olympics have, therefore, selected two defenders and two attackers in what can be considered as one of the repêchages most spectacular of all the history for a formation of the circuit Courteau. The new Olympic are : Tristan Luneau (1er), Antonin Verreault (2e), Samuel Savoy (4e) and Noah Warren (8e). Luneau was in Gatineau and was awarded her sweater out of the hands of the ex-captain of the Olympic Maxime Talbot, who made the announcement of the choice in this selection virtual presented on the web. It was the 1re time a team could select three times in the top-5, and for the concession of the Ottawa river, it was also the first time in its long history that it spoke to the very first rank.

In 2006, the Océanic of Rimouski had also had the good fortune to choose four times in the course of the first eight selections in the ranks 2, 5, 6, and 8. The Olympics have, therefore, equaled that mark, and it was also only the third time in history that a team had four first-round.

The arrival of Tristan Luneau has thus put an end to weeks of uncertainty while the defender is 6 feet 1 inch had a verbal agreement with the Badgers of the University of Wisconsin since April of 2019. The first choice said it is pleased to join the Olympics and continue learning in the QMJHL. It will be a hope for the meeting selection of the NHL in 2022 and he has taken advantage of its presence in the Outaouais region to go and visit the site of the future home of the Olympics, which will be ready for the season 2021-2022.

Borers steal the show

Tristan Luneau is the # 1 choice of the draft

If we expected a lot of the Olympics this evening history, however, are the Borers in Val-d’or who started the hostilities in acquiring the star player and first-round Calgary Flames Jakob Pelletier of the Wildcats of Moncton. Pelletier, who was captain of the Wildcats, has led to Val-d’or in a team that will be among the favorites in 2020-2021. To get it, Drillers have given a choice of 1re round tonight, the 8e in total, a choice of 1re round the next year, along with the choices of 2e round in 2022 and 5e round this year. The Drillers have also been assigned in this barter one of the best pointers of the League in midget AAA last season, Mathis Cloutier.

Pelletier, one of the best leaders of the QMJHL, he accumulated 232 points over the last three seasons with the Wildcats. He is a strong contender to align with Team Canada junior 2021.

In addition to this transaction, the Drillers have also put the hands on the best goalkeeper of the cuvée 2020, Vincent Filion, a team-mate of Luneau with the Booms of Trois-Rivières.

The defenders of the honour

As many defenders as attackers have been chosen 1re round, which is rather uncommon at auctions midget. The first round will have seen 9 forwards, 9 defenders and 2 goalkeepers become the property of the formations of the QMJHL.

Among the backs selected include the selection of Evan Nause by the Quebec Remparts at 5e rank. One that has evolved with Sioux Falls in the USHL this year was chosen to 6e rank by the Drillers Val-d’or in the past year but had decided to turn his back on the team abitibienne and become re-eligible this year. The Walls will therefore attract them to Quebec, but if he refuses again, the Walls will also receive compensation, either the choice number 6 at the auction of 2021. Nause, who is a resident of New Brunswick, is the only hope chosen in the first round on Friday, which will come in his year of eligibility for the national League next season. In view of this, the Walls could become a great option for him… Folder to follow…

The choice of the first round

Rank

Team

Player

Position

From

1

Gatineau

Tristan Luneau

Defender

Booms

2

Gatineau

Antonin Verreault

Left winger

Vikings

3

Saint John

Leighton Carruthers

Centre

Macs Halifax

4

Gatineau

Samuel Savoie

Centre

Moncton

5

Quebec

Evan Nause

Defender

Sioux Falls

6

Val-d’or

Vincent Filion

Guardian

Booms

7

Victoriaville

Pier-Olivier Roy

Defender

Knights

8

Gatineau

Noah Warren

Defender

Residents

9

Shawinigan

Michael Mastrodomenico

Defender

Rousseau-Royal

10

Blainville-Boisbriand

Jonathan Fauchon

Centre

Knights

11

Drummondville

Luke Woodworth

Centre

South Shore

12

Drummondville

Maveric Lamoureux

Defender

Elites de Jonquière

13

Moncton

Yoan Loshing

Centre

Mississauga

14

Halifax

Markus Vidicek

Centre

Lake St Louis

15

Saint John

Nathan Flag

Defender

College Notre-Dame

16

Acadie-Bathurst

Lane Hinkley

Defender

Malboros Toronto

17

Cape Breton

Nicolas Ruccia

Guardian

Rousseau-Royal

18

Halifax

Jordan Dumais

Right wing

South Kent Academy

19

Victoriaville

Nathan Morin

Left winger

Knights

20

Rouyn-Noranda

Dyllan Gill

Defender

Moncton

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