Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
2015 NHL Draft

Drouin out for Game 1 of Subway Super Series

Monday, 11.05.2012 / 11:00 AM / Prospects

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor

Share with your Friends

Drouin out for Game 1 of Subway Super Series
Jonathan Drouin, one of the top 2013 NHL Draft prospects, will not play for the QMJHL team in Game 1 of the Subway Super Series due to a foot injury.

BOISBRIAND, Quebec -- Halifax Mooseheads left wing Jonathan Drouin, one of the top prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft, will not play for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team against Team Russia in Game 1 of the Subway Super Series on Monday (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, Sportsnet) due to a foot injury.


Francois Brassard, Quebec (Ottawa)
Etienne Marcoux, Blainville-Boisbriand (2013 eligible)

Nikolas Brouillard, Drummondville (2013)
Ryan Culkin, Quebec (Calgary)
Dillon Fournier, Rouyn-Noranda (Chicago)
James Melindy, Moncton (Phoenix)
Jimmy Oligny, PEI (2013)
Xavier Ouellet, Blainville-Boisbriand (Detroit)
Jonathan Racine, Moncton (Florida)

Brent Andrews, Halifax (Nashville)
Francis Beauvillier, Rimouski (Florida)
William Carrier, Cape Breton (2013)
Christopher Clapperton, Blainville-Boisbriand (2013)
Phillip Danault, Victoriaville (Chicago)
Jean-Sebastien Dea, Rouyn-Noranda (2013)
Samuel Henley, Val-d'Or (2013)
Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John (Florida)
Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi (Montreal)
Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax (2013)
Anthony Mantha, Val-d'Or (2013)
Cedric Paquette, Blainville-Boisbriand (Tampa Bay)
Ryan Tesink, Saint John (St. Louis)

Drouin, 17, suffered the injury Saturday blocking a shot in the Mooseheads' 5-1 win at the Drummondville Voltigeurs. He played in Halifax's 6-5 shootout loss at the Rimouski Oceanic on Sunday, which snapped the Mooseheads' 14-game winning streak, but was limited to spot duty because of the injury.

Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell told the Halifax Chronicle-Herald that Drouin suffered a bruise and added that it was possible he would play in Game 2 of the series, Wednesday night in Val-d'Or, Quebec.

Drouin missed six games earlier this season with an undisclosed upper-body injury. In 12 games this season, the 5-10.75, 185-pound forward has 11 goals and 13 assists. He is listed as an A skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary rankings of players to watch for this year's draft.

Drouin's teammate and fellow top 2013 draft prospect goaltender Zachary Fucale also won't play for Team QMJHL on Monday. However, he is expected to play Wednesday in Val-d'Or after playing in back-to-back games over the weekend.

Val-d'Or Foreurs defenseman Matt Murphy, listed as a C skater in Central Scouting's preliminary rankings, also will miss Monday's game for Team QMJHL but will play in front of his home crowd Wednesday.

Quote of the Day

After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.

— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016