The unfortunate, premature end of the 2019-20 season has signaled the final QMJHL appearance of many talented players. Today, we reflect on the outstanding 20-year-old players that took to the ice in the East Division this year.
- Winger Charles-Antoine Giguere found his way to Baie-Comeau during the 2019 off-season from Moncton. A member of the 2018 President Cup Finalist Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Giguere finished the season with 34 points in 54 games.
- Center Gabriel Proulx spent the last of his four seasons in the “Q” with the Drakkar following two full campaigns in Cape Breton. His totals of 21 goals and 52 points in 62 games represented career highs for Proulx.
- Defenseman Keenan MacIsaac ends his five years in the league with a 2018 President and Memorial Cup title under his belt as a member of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. A veteran of one and a half seasons with the Drakkar, MacIsaac registered 18 points in 42 games.
- The Sags managed to acquire three participants from the 2019 Memorial Cup in under six months, including defenseman Patrick Kyte. After two and a half years in Halifax, Kyte put up 8 points and earned a +11 rating in 13 games with Chicoutimi.
- Center Felix Bibeau was a model of consistency, averaging just over a point per game with the Huskies, Remparts and Sagueneens during his last three years in the QMJHL. After winning the 2019 Memorial Cup with Rouyn-Noranda, Bibeau moved on to Quebec and Chicoutimi this year, where he put up 35 points with each club.
- Winger Rafael Harvey-Pinard captained the Huskies to the 2019 Memorial Cup title before heading home to Chicoutimi, where he kept the “C” on his sweater while also posting 78 points in 62 games. His final totals stand at 298 points in 282 regular season and playoff contests over four full seasons.
- Goaltender Tristan Cote-Cazenave accounted himself well during the last half of the campaign behind a young Remparts squad. After three and a half years in Victoriaville, the 2019 Second Team All-Star was acquired by Quebec in December, where he posted the final 14 victories of his QMJHL career to reach the 20-win plateau for a third straight season.
- Winger Anthony Gagnon spent his fifth season in the “Q” with the Remparts, following stops in Gatineau and Rimouski. His 25-goal, 54-point campaign led the Remparts and was his top statistical year in the league.
- After spending two seasons in Gatineau, defenseman Darien Kielb made his way back to Quebec, where he started his QMJHL career back in 2016-17. His last major junior campaign saw Kielb register nine goals and 36 assists for 45 points, all career bests, in 64 games played.
- Making his way from the Halifax Mooseheads, with whom he participated in the 2019 Memorial Cup, via a mid-season trade, defenseman Walter Flower played the last of his 295 QMJHL contests with the Oceanic, posting 10 points in 26 games.
- Center Nicolas Guay also found his way to Rimouski during the holiday trade period, after stops in Chicoutimi, Drummondville and Saint John. The fifth-year veteran posted 24 points in his final 27 QMJHL games to cap off his career with 240 points.
- Center Cedric Pare went out with a bang in Rimouski, where he spent the last two seasons of his “Q” career after two campaigns in Saint John. Skating on the Oceanic’s top line, Pare finished the year with career bests across the board; 37 goals, including 16 on the power play, 51 helpers and 88 points.