First Round Recap; Nicolas Roy goes 1st Overall
The First round of the 2013 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft has come to an end. Many players were taken in there projected slots. There were some players taken higher then they were ranked and others that fell down the draft board. The opening round also featured a number of trades including a couple highly confusing ones.
Multiple teams had more then one first round pick, including Val D’or who had three. Charlottetown, Cape Breton, Saint John, Acadie-Bathurst, and Gatineau all had two first round draft choices.
The 1st round selections were as follows:
- Cape Breton – Nicolas Roy, Amos
- Shawinigan – Anthony Beauvillier, Antoine-Girouard
- Saint John – Nathan Noel, Shattuck St. Mary’s
- Sherbrooke – Jeremy Roy, Antoine-Girouard
- Acadie-Bathurst – Guillaume Brisebois, Antoine-Girouard
- Val D’or – Julien Gauthier, Laval-Montreal
- Chicoutimi – Jeremy Bouchard, Chateauguay
- Val D’or – David Henley, Amos
- Gatineau – Alexandre Alain, St-Francois
- Gatineau – Alex Dostie, Magog
- Drummondville – Cameron Askew, Cushing Academy
- Cape Breton – Jason Bell, Laval-Montreal
- Charlottetown – Daniel Sprong, Lac St-Louis Tigres
- Acadie-Bathurst – Christophe Boivin, St-Francois
- Baie-Comeau – Nicolas Meloche, St-Eustache
- Val D’or – Olivier Galipeau, Esther-Blondin
- Saint John – Will Thompson, Rothesay Netherwood
- Chicoutimi – Frederic Allard, St-Francois
- Charlottetown – Alexandre Goulet, Levis
Some notable players that were not taken in the first round:
Luc Deschenes – Ranked 15th by Central Scouting
Thomas Chabot – Ranked 16th by Central Scouting
Alex Dostie and Alexandre Goulet were all taken in the 1st round. They were ranked 19th and 22nd respectively.
American Cameron Askew was taken 11th overall by Drummondville. He was commited to Boston University but will reportedly play for the Voltigeurs next season.
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