I know that this is of no big whoop for us but it's interesting to see that he may, this fall, be playing against the team that drafted him - us.
I hope the best for him. I had hopes for him at the time even though I was aware that he would be challenged by his skating issues.
He was the CHL player of the year once and the OHL player of the year another time in his junior career. Pretty good talent. He did well when he was with the Bulldogs but his skills just didn't seem to translate at the NHL level.
His contract is a two-way contract for two years. I hope he makes the bigs this time.
For those of you who read French, here's the link:
I remember when he beat Corey Perry in the OHL scoring race. He plummeted in the draft to the......4th round, I want to say? And everyone on HF at the time lost their MF'n minds as to how the guy who won the OHL scoring race could drop so far in the draft. It was the 03 draft, so it was really deep. But the way he has bounced around, it goes to show the scouts had the right idea.