On the occasion of the 12the edition of Show From the NHL Players Association and the top hockey card company, major clients in Washington have come together with the same goal as the season approaches: Proving they have a place in their own training.
Among the players present, there are some Quebecers. Hendrix Lapierre (capitals), Jacob Pelletier (Flames), Samuel Boleyn (Penguins) and Maverick Burke (stars) were invited. Some of them ended their careers in QMJHL (Lapierre and Burke), while others started their careers in MLS (Pelletier and Pauline) last year. However, they all have the same intentions: to break into their club’s alliance.
“I put myself in the position this summer where I did everything in my power to get to camp ready. Lapierre believes that with an organization with so many good players, it will be hard to get a place. Last year, no one expected me to play six matches. The goal this year is to start and play some matches and then prove that I can get through the year.”
In six games with the Washington Capitals, Lapierre managed to score his first goal in the National Hockey League. Among the juniors with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, at 22e The 2020 draft pick scored 51 points, including 21 goals.
A President’s Cup winner in his final season with Shawinigan Cataractes, Bourque has already earned AHL baptism by playing six games with the Texas Stars. He has been good at harvesting five points in the 2020-21 season.
“Access to the pros is an adjustment. At QMJHL, we are surrounded more, but it is still a new step that I can’t wait to take and I think I am at this point in my career,” says 30e 2020 Pick Auction.
As for Pelletier and Pauline, from another angle they are approaching the next campaign. They both finish full seasons in the AHL with Stockton Heat and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who will try to prove themselves in the NHL.
“I focus on what I can do, I focus on camp to prove that I can play at the top, Pelletier assumed. Last year, I arrived nervous. Now that I see that I can play like a pro, it will be consistent throughout the camp and win my fights.”
“It was a lot of learning in my first year with the penguins, and it wasn’t easy. I even got sidelined for the first time in my career. This wake cry and you came with Mentality Different this year in camp.”
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