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Screaming Eagles Select 18 Players, Makes Trades At QMJHL Draft

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles selected 18 new players into the organization and acquired a 19 year old for the coming season at the annual QMJHL entry draft in Quebec City on Saturday. In total nine forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders were drafted into the organization- 14 2003 born players along with four born in 2002. Cape Breton tabbed eight Nova Scotian players in total, including both of the Cape Bretoners who were chosen on Saturday.

The blueline was a key story of the early part of the day for the Screaming Eagles, with the club’s first round selection being defenseman Jérémy Langlois along with the acquisition of Black Rock native Jarrett Baker from the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Langlois was chosen 17th overall in the opening round by Cape Breton. The 5’11, 162 pound defenseman spent the bulk of last season with the Cyclones de Québec midget espoir club where he compiled 29 points in 32 games. The Eagles acquired the draft choice, along with the 25th overall pick, in exchange for the 12th overall pick.

With the other pick acquired in the trade, the Eagles chose David Doucet. The 5’9, 165 pound centreman from New Brunswick played in Nova Scotia last year with Newbridge Academy prep school, where he recorded nine points in nine contests for their under 16 squad.

It was a series of deals that allowed the Eagles to acquire Baker, who last season collected 19 points and a +54 rating with Drummondville last year. Cape Breton acquired pick #52 in round three from Charlottetown in exchange for picks 59 (round four) and 75 (round five) in 2019. The Screaming Eagles then used pick 52, along with a fourth round choice in 2020 and 17 year old goaltending prospect Jacob LeBlanc.

The Eagles also acquired a 10th round choice in the deal with Drummondville. That draft pick, and the profiles with last year’s statistics for the remaining Screaming Eagles selections, are found below.

Round 2, #33, Zach Welsh. Defense. 6’1, 183. 19 points in 33 games for Halifax in Nova Scotia Major Midget.

Round 3, #40, Milo Roelens. Left wing. 6’5, 180. 17 points in 42 games for Séminaire Saint-François in Quebec Midget AAA.

Round 3, #48, Connor Trenholm. Forward. 6′, 169. 20 points in 36 games for Cole Harbour in Nova Scotia Major Midget.

Round 4, #66, Bodie Nobes. Defense. 5’10, 155. 4 points in 19 games for École Secondaire Stanstead prep in Quebec.

Round 6, #102, Kenzie MacPhail. Goaltender. 5’10, 164. 3.42 GAA, 900 SP in 25 games played with Cape Breton West in Nova Scotia major midget.

Round 7, #118, Mathis Demers*. Forward. 5’7, 158. 42 points in 42 games with Gatineau in Quebec Midget AAA.

Round 7, #120, Xavier Ducharme. Left wing. 6′, 163. 23 points in 22 games with Sélects du Nord in Quebec Midget Espoir.

Round 8, #138, Guillaume Nadeau. Defense. 6’3, 174. 6 points in 28 games with Québec Typhons in Quebec Midget Espoir.

Round 9, #148, Blake Deacon*. Centre. 5’10, 160. 37 points in 36 games with the Valley in Nova Scotia Major Midget.

Round 9, #156, Jacob Christie*. Defense. 6.’2 187. 12 points in 36 games with Steele Subaru in Nova Scotia Major Midget.

Round 10, #173, Jacob Santerre*. Forward. 5’11, 166. 22 points in 37 games with Gatineau in Quebec Midget AAA.

Round 10, #174, Alex Cormier. Centre. 5’10, 162. 8 points in 32 games with Moncton in New Brunswick Midget AAA.

Round 11, #192, Marc-Antoine Pouliot. Defense. 6’3, 189. 7 points in 40 games with Jonquière in Quebec Midget AAA.

Round 12, #210, Tanner Greatorex. Defense. 5’9, 173. 14 points in 32 games with Weeks Midget in Nova Scotia Major Midget.

Round #13, 228, Kian Bell. Forward. 5’8, 129. 19 points in 29 games with Basin Armada in Nova Scotia Minor Midget.

Round #14, 246, Jack Cashen. Goaltender. 6′, 146. 4.85 GAA, 860 SP in 13 games with Cape Breton in Nova Scotia Major Midget.

*Indicates a 2002 born player.

The Screaming Eagles will participate in two more drafts in the month of June, beginning with the QMJHL’s American draft tomorrow at 11 AM Atlantic time. The Eagles will select with picks 12 & 30. On June 27th, the Screaming Eagles will hold the 36th and 96th choices in the CHL Import draft.

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