Wildcats Add 16 New Players in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft

Moncton Wildcats

June 4, 2017 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Moncton Wildcats

News Release

The Moncton Wildcats came away from Harbour Station on Saturday with a very successful 2017 QMJHL Draft adding 16 new players to the organization, as we welcome a new era of Wildcats hockey. Adding size and speed to the roster, it is no doubt that Moncton has taken the necessary steps to create a rock solid foundation for the future.

For the first time since 2011 Moncton was on stage in the first round. Heading into the draft they held three first round picks after a trade with Bathurst on Friday, rewarding the Wildcats with the 13th overall selection, adding to the initial 3rd and 16th the previously had.

Moncton would end up on stage twice in the first round. At the third overall selection the Cats added high scoring forward Jakob Pelletier. The 13th selection was traded to Halifax for a 1st round pick in 2018, as well as a 2nd round and a 4th round in yesterday's draft. Rounding out the Wildcats first round was New Brunswicker defenceman Jaxon Bellamy.

On behalf of the entire Wildcats organization we would like to welcome all of the new players that were drafted, and look forward to an exciting 2017-2018 season!

For a full list of all players drafted, please see the list below:

Round 1

#3 : Jakob Pelletier (C) - CLe Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François, QCMAAA

#16: Jaxon Bellamy (LD)- Saint John Vito's Midget AAA, NBMAAA

Round 2

#23 : Jeremy Jacques (RD) - Les Cantonniers de Magog, QCMAAA

Round 3

#43 : Jacob Stewart (LW) - Cape Breton West Islanders, NSMAAA

Round 4

#69 : Zachary Vanier (LD) - Les Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne, QCMAAA

Round 5

#82 : Mathieu Boulianne (LW) - Les Élites de Jonquièr, QCMAAA

#86 : Mark Rumsey (F) - Rothesay Netherwood Varsity U18, NLNPSHF

Round 8

#128 : Zachary Paradis (G) - Les Élites de Jonquière, QCMAAA

#144 : Jaden Mason (LW) - Pictou County Weeks Major Midget, NSMAAA

Round 10

#177 : Josh Nicholson (LD) - Halifax Mac, NSMAAA

Round 11

#182 : Kyle Foreman (C) - OHA Mavericks U17 Midget AAA, NBAAA

#194 : Sean Stewart (LD) - Cape Breton West Islanders, NSMAAA

Round 12

#200 : Connor McCluskey (LD) - Boston Junior Bruins U16, USPHL16

#206 : Philippe Gaudreault (G) - Le Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François, QCMAAA

Round 13

#218 : Reese Farrell (F) - North Yarmouth Academy Panthers, MENED1

Round 14

#235 : Maximilian Bogdanovich (C) - Boston Junior Bruins U16, MEUSPHL16

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