Titan reassigns Vautour to MHL


Amid rumours that had risen following the Thursday acquisition of goaltender Daryl MacCallum off the waiver wire from the Charlottetown Islanders, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan announced on Tuesday they had reassigned 19-year-old goaltender Daniel Vautour to the team that now holds his Junior-A rights, the Pictou County “Weeks” Crushers.

The Crushers acquired the rights to Vautour from the Dieppe Commandos in exchange for Alex Elislinger, a third-round pick in the 2016 MHL Draft and future considerations.

Since being invited to the Titan’s 2013 training camp as an undrafted 16-year-old, the St-Louis-de-Kent, N.B., resident has appeared in 22 regular season games, most of which after receiving a mid-season call-up during the 2014-15 season following a goaltending shake-up that saw the departure of long-time Titan netminder Jacob Brennan and rookie Alexandre Lagacé, whom Vautour had lost the back-up job to during that season’s training camp.

In those 22 games, Vautour posted a 5-13 record with a 4.18 goals against average and a 0.871 save percentage in just under 976 minutes played.

In 12 games with the Commandos last season, Vautour’s first in the MHL, he posted a 10-1-1 record with a 3.07 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. Prior to joining the Commandos at the start of the 2014-15 season, Vautour played a pair of seasons with the Miramichi Rivermen of the N.B./P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League.

The Titan hit the road for a pair of games in Drummondville and Sherbrooke, Que., on Thursday and Friday before returning home on Sunday to host the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.