- DRAFT PROSPECT CARD - 2009
North American Skater
|LAST CLUB TEAM:
||Saint John, QMJHL
||September 13, 1991
||St. Eustache, QC, CAN
• During the 2008-09 playoffs, Roussel led his team and finished second in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League among defensemen with 18 points (5-13-18) in 21 games. He helped lead his team to the league championship before losing to Drummondville in a close seventh game.
• In his second season with Shawinigan, he finished third on the team among defensemen with 44 points (11-33-44) and ninth among QMJHL defensemen with a plus-31 rating.
• Roussel’s 2008-09 season was highlighted by a selection to the Second All-Star Team, the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game and the 2008 Canada/Russia Challenge.
• Growing up he played his minor hockey in his hometown of St-Eustache, Quebec and for the Milles-Îles Lords from Atom to Bantam. He got started in hockey at the age of five because all of his friends were playing.
• His childhood hockey hero was Olivier Labelle – “he was the captain of my hometown midget AAA team” and he wears number 91 for his birth year.
NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL Player: Dion Phaneuf
Shootout move: One hand
Goal celebration: Arms in the air
Video game: NHL ‘09
TV Show: Friends
Actor: Denzel Washington
Cartoon: Sponge Bob square pants
Pump-up song: Disturbed – Down with the sickness
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Place to visit: Egypt