The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have announced that Patrick Leblond and Jonathan Murphy will now serve as head scouts for the hockey team. Leblond will be the head scout for the Quebec region while Murphy will be the head scout for the Maritime region. “Jonathan and Pat have worked together at the Eagles’ table in the recent past,” says Jacques Carrière, the new general manager for the Screaming Eagles. “It’s a great thing for the organisation to see them reunited again and run this upcoming draft.”
Leblond began scouting in the QMJHL as a regional scout with the Val-d’or Foreurs in the 2011-12 season, and started scouting for the Screaming Eagles in 2013-14. He scouted with Cape Breton until the end of the 2017-18 campaign. During the 2018-19 season Leblond worked for QMJHL Central Scouting, moving up from an assistant scout to head scout.
A 9th round draft pick of the Boston Bruins in 1995, Murphy played for the OHL’s Peterborough Petes from 1993 to 1996. Murphy was an assistant coach with the Jr. A Charlottetown Abbies in 2006-07, served as head coach from 2007 to 2010 for the major midget Charlottetown Islanders, and was an assistant coach with Team Atlantic at the 2010 World Under 17s. Murphy has scouted with the Screaming Eagles since 2008, progressing from scouting in PEI to the entire Maritime region.
Murphy and Leblond will lead the Screaming Eagles scouts into the 2019 QMJHL draft in Quebec City on Saturday, June 8th.