Olivier Roy, we hardly knew you.
A day after the Lewiston Maineiacs acquired the former Cape Breton Screaming Eagle netminder, Roy was sent to Acadie-Bathurst for two first round picks (5th overall in 2010 and a 2012 1st round pick), a third and fifth round pick in 2010.
In another draft deal saw the Maineiacs acquire the first overall pick from the Baie-Comeau Drakkar for the fifth overall pick, a first round pick in 2012 which was acquired from Acadie-Bathurst, a 2010 second, third, and fifth round pick. Marc-Andre Carre is also heading to the Drakkar. Carre played a couple of games with Lewiston last December and January.
In return Baie-Comeau sent the 21st overall selection to the Maineiacs.With the first overall pick, the Maineiacs kept it in the family, selecting Dillon Fournier, the brother of Lewiston forward Stefan Fournier. Dillon, who turns 16 on June 15th, played with the famed Lac-St. Louis Lions program in Quebec.
“It’s really an exciting day for the Fournier’s, unbelievable opportunity to come to Lewiston and play as brother’s,” said Lewiston Maineiacs General Manager Roger Shannon. “We identified (Dillon) as the number one pick in the whole draft. It was a lot of work, but it came together and made it happen.”
The QMJHL Central Scouting had this to say on Fournier:
“A good skater with excellent mobility he is an “excellent passer. He can get the puck out of his end and get the offense moving, restaring the offensive drive for his team.”
The team addressed their goaltending for next season as they picked up Nicolas Champion from Rouyn Noranda. The Maineiacs sent Mathieu Briesbois, the 60th pick this year, and a 5th round pick in 2011. Lewiston also received a 6th round pick this year.
“He’s a well traveled goaltender and he’s very good in our league,” said Shannon. “He’s exactly what we want, he brings solid and stable goaltending to our team. He will allow our younger goalies, whoever they may be to develop and he’s a great goalie back there, similar to Adrien Lemay was for us.”
Last season he spent time between the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies where he was 26-21 with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage.
“Older goaltenders seem most ready to go.”
Shannon was also pleased to select goaltender Antoine Bibeau of Trois-Rivières in the fifth round.
“We are really lucky today to get a goaltender in the fifth round that we thought would go in the second round,” Shannon said.