On Thursday morning, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar announced that Canadiens prospect Jeremy Gregoire would be named the 16th captain in team history.
“I’m very happy and honored to get this title,” affirmed Gregoire in a Drakkar press release. “The Drakkar are a major organization. We’ve enjoyed a lot of success over the last two years, and to be able to play a part in keeping that success going next season is very exciting for me. I want to stay myself as captain, while drawing inspiration from Felix Girard, the best captain I had a chance to work with. I’ll be a captain that leads by example on the ice, and speaks up in the dressing room at the right time.”
Grégoire, 18, has registered 131 points (69 goals, 62 assists) and served 243 penalty minutes in 188 regular season contests since making his junior debut in 2011-12 with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. He has added 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 58 playoff games. The forward signed a three-year deal with the Canadiens on July 1st.
Habs fans will have a chance to see the 19-year-old forward at work at the Canadiens’ Rookie Camp which gets underway on Friday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.