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Eagles Announce 2021-22 Team Roster

Following the trade of Zach Welsh and reassignment of Luke Patterson on Sunday, the Cape Breton Eagles have finalised their roster for the beginning of the 2021-22 QMJHL season.

In total 23 players- 14 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders- will comprise the opening night lineup. Ten players on the roster were chosen in the QMJHL entry draft by the Eagles, 11 were acquired by trade, and two players were selected in the CHL Import Draft.

11 players are returning from last season’s club. Of the 12 newcomers, four were acquired by trade ( Nicholas Girouard, Sean Larochelle, Conor Shortall, and Romain Rodzinski). Rookies Emile Perron, Cam Squires, Kiefer Lyons, Nicolas Houge, Kian Bell, and Rémi Delafontaine will make their debuts as full time QMHL players this season. (All were drafted by the Eagles except Delafontaine, who was acquired in a mid-season trade with Chicoutimi.)

Imports Ivan Ivan and Mikhail Nizovkin are scheduled to join the club in September. Ivan skated for the Eagles in 2019-20 season, while Nizovkin was chosen in the 2020 Import Draft but neither was able to enter Canada last season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The full roster is found below. The Eagles are next in exhibition action on September 10th as they host the Halifax Mooseheads at the Glace Bay Miners Forum at 7 PM, and the game will be streamed on the Cape Breton Eagles YouTube page. The Nova Scotian rivals will meet again on October 1st as the Eagles open their regular season at Centre 200.

GOALIES

NAME

FIRST NAME

D.O.B

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

CATCHES

TEAM 2020-21

ACQUIRED

30

G

DELAFONTAINE

Remi

2004-02-10

6’00

184

Left

Cantonniers Magog QMAAA

Trade Chicoutimi 2021

52

G

RUCCIA

Nicolas

2004-04-12

6’01

170

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Draft 2020 Rd #1

DEFENCEMAN

NAME

FIRST NAME

D.O.B

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

TEAM 2020-21

ACQUIRED

2

LD

BUTEAU

Francois-James

2004-04-28

6’04

193

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Draft 2020 Rd #5

6

LD

PERRON

Emile

2005-04-10

6’00

168

Left

Intrepide Gatineau QMAAA

Draft 2021 Rd #1

9

LD

LANGLOIS

Jeremy

2003-09-19

6’01

181

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Draft 2019 Rd #1

15

RD

SQUIRES

Jacob

2003-03-05

6’01

190

Right

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Trade Rouyn-Noranda 2020

20

LD

RODZINSKI

Romain

2002-05-14

6’01

190

Left

Quebec Remparts QMJHL

Trade Quebec 2021

22

RD

LAROCHELLE

Sean

2001-02-11

5’10

170

Right

Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL

Trade Victoriaville 2021

77

LD

SHORTALL

Conor

2003-04-29

5’09

192

Left

Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL

Trade Drummondville 2021

FORWARD

NAME

FIRST NAME

D.O.B

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

TEAM 2020-21

ACQUIRED

10

C

TRENHOLM

Connor

2003-08-05

6’01

191

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Draft 2019 Rd #3

11

RW

HEGARTY-AUBIN

Emile

2001-01-13

6’00

192

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Trade Gatineau 2020

12

C

CAMPBELL

Jack

2003-03-09

5’08

165

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Trade Drummondville 2020

14

RW

LYONS

Kiefer

2004-04-23

6’01

191

Left

Saint John Vitos NB-PEIMMHL

Draft 2020 Rd #5

16

RW

HOGUE

Nicolas

2004-09-20

5’06

163

Right

Rousseau Laval-Montreal QMAAA

Draft 2020 Rd #7

17

LW

MacDONALD

Matthew

2003-11-19

5’10

175

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Trade Shawinigan 2021

19

LW

CANNING

Lucas

2004-06-22

6’01

202

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Draft 2020 Rd #2

21

C

SQUIRES

Cam

2005-04-11

5’11

148

Right

Mount Academy Saints CSSHL

Draft 2021 Rd #2

23

RW

CAMP

Logan

2002-03-06

6’00

200

Right

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Trade Baie-Comeau 2019

25

LW

STAIRS

Dawson

2002-01-25

5’11

199

Left

Cape Breton Eagles QMJHL

Trade Saint-John 2021

49

C

IVAN

Ivan

2002-08-20

6’01

185

Left

AZ Havirov Czech 2

Euro Draft 2019 Rd #1

82

LW

NIZOVKIN

Mikhail

2003-01-05

5’11

176

Left

AKM Novomoskovsk

Euro Draft 2020 Rd #1

91

C

BELL

Kian

2003-09-12

5’10

170

Left

Dartmouth Steele Subaru NSMMHL

Draft 2019 Rd #13

92

LW

GIROUARD

Nicholas

2001-05-21

6’02

203

Left

Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL

Trade Saint-John 2021

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