The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced today the final winner of the 2019-2020 Golden Puck Awards. Alexis Lafrenière (Rimouski), Félix Robert (Sherbrooke) and Xavier Simoneau (Drummondville) were this year’s nominees for the prestigious Michel-Brière Trophy, awarded annually to the QMJHL’s Most Valuable Player.
Our final special presenter doesn’t need an introduction. Sidney Crosby captured almost all the hardware available during this two-year QMJHL career. The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native is not only one of the best players in major junior hockey history, but also one of the greatest hockey players of all time. In two seasons with Rimouski, he collected no less than 303 points (120 goals and 183 assists) in 121 regular season games. Crosby also largely contributed to his team’s powerful offence in the playoffs by totaling 47 points in 22 games. It took only 13 games for the Océanic to raise the President Cup back in 2004–2005. Since then, the “Kid” has piled up more than 1,250 NHL points, won three Stanley Cups and two Olympic Gold Medals.