Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Son of Gatineau Olympiques Coach Groulx Ranked First for QMJHL Draft

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Son of Gatineau Olympiques Coach Groulx Ranked First for QMJHL Draft

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Gatineau's Groulx rated first for Q draft

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BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - Benoit-Olivier Groulx, son of Gatineau Olympiques coach Benoit Groulx, is the top-rated player for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft on June 4 in Charlottetown, the league announced Thursday.

The list of the top 18 prospects from QMJHL Central Scouting had 15-year-old Groulx, a high-scoring winger for Gatineau's Midget AAA squad, ranked No. 1 ahead of Cole Harbour, N.S. defenceman Jared McIsaac.

Left winger Gabriel Fortier of the Lac-St-Louis club near Montreal was ranked third with goalie Olivier Rodrigue of Jonquiere, Que., fourth, right winger Andrew Coxhead of Dartmouth, N.S., fifth and Andrew MacDonald of Saint-John, N.B. sixth.

The league's scouts described Groulx as "a complete forward with leadership qualities. …

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