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Cape Breton selects forward Nicolas Roy with first pick of QMJHL draft

Saturday, 06.08.2013 / 2:24 PM / News

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Cape Breton selects forward Nicolas Roy with first pick of QMJHL draft

CHICOUTIMI, Que. - The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles selected forward Nicolas Roy with the first overall pick of the 2013 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft on Saturday.

The 16-year-old right-winger had 15 goals and 18 points in 27 games with the midget triple-A Amos Forestiers this past season. The six-foot-three, 168-pound Roy was the top-rated player in the latest QMJHL draft rankings.

The Shawinigan Cataractes selected forward Anthony Beauvillier with the second pick. He had 39 goals and 25 assists in 41 games for Antoine-Girouard in midget triple-A this past season.

The Saint John Sea Dogs took forward Nathan Noel from Minnesota prep school Shattuck St. Mary's with the third overall pick. Noel was the only player from outside the Quebec midget triple-A league to be selected in the top 10.

A pair of defencemen from the Antoine-Girouard side were selected with the next two picks.

The Sherbrooke Phoenix used the fourth overall selection to select Jeremy Roy and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan picked Guillaume Brisebois at No. 5.

The Val-d'Or Foreurs picked Laval-Montreal forward Julien Gauthier at No. 6 while the Chicoutimi Sagueneens went with Chateauguay forward Jeremy Bouchard at No. 7.

Val-d'Or also had the No. 8 pick and used it to take Amos defenceman David Henley.

Gatineau had the last two picks of the top 10. The Olympiques selected Alexandre Alain of St-Francois at No. 9 and picked fellow forward Alex Dostie of Magog at No. 10.

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When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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