It’s Official: Drouin joins the Mooseheads
Sixteen-year-old forward Jonathan Drouin will join the Halifax Mooseheads this weekend says General Manager Cam Russell.
The team’s 2nd overall pick in the 2011 draft did not report to camp in August. However Drouin will arrive in Halifax later this weekend following the completion of his Grade 11 high school exams.
“I am excited to be moving to Halifax to join the Mooseheads,” says Drouin in a press release. “After playing the first half of this season in Midget AAA and evaluating my options with my family, it became apparent that the best spot for my hockey development and my schooling was in the QMJHL with the Mooseheads.”
The 5’10” 176lbs centre has 22 goals and 31 assists in 22 games with the Lac St.Louis Midget AAA Lions this season and is currently nursing a minor groin injury. Drouin will make his debut in a Mooseheads uniform once he receives clearance upon re-evaluation of his injury by Mooseheads medical staff.
“Adding another young gifted offensive player like Jonathan to our roster is exciting,” says Russell. “He’s joining a talented crop of players that fans will enjoy watching at the Metro Centre”.
Drouin is one of four Mooseheads attending the World Under 17 in Windsor, Ontario, along with Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan Falkenham and goaltender Zach Fucale.
The Mooseheads have a tough week coming up with seven games in ten days before the Christmas break. They play tonight in PEI, where Martin Frk is expected to make his season debut after being sidelined with a concussion in pre-season action.
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