It was a bit of a perplexing year for Adam Erne and the Quebec Remparts. Loaded with talent and expected to challenge the Halifax Mooseheads for QMJHL supremacy before the season began, things didnít go exactly as planned. Sure, the Mooseheads held up their end of the bargain, but Erne and the Remparts never seemed to live up to their potential, even with Mikhail Grigorenko playing most of the season both due to the NHL lockout, and being sent back to Junior from the Sabres. Rumors of conflict in the Remparts dressing room were rampant, especially after Erne, and teammate Anthony Duclair were announced as being suspended by the team for a game in late January. However the two draft eligibles never ended up serving that suspension, as Head Coach/GM Patrick Roy reconsidered and put them back in the lineup. The Remparts would end up finishing 5th in the QMJHL standings and losing in the second round of the playoffs.