Moosheads eligibles lead Team QMJHL

Aaron Vickers2013 Draft Center, International Events0 Comments

The dominant trio of draft eligible Halifax Moosheads are set to headline the 2013 class for Team QMJHL at the Subway Super Series.

Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and Zachary Fucale headline Team QMJHL’s entry as they get set to take on the Russians in the Subway Super Series, a feature of exhibition bouts against Team Russia spanning the Canadian Hockey League.

MacKinnon has been widely regarded as the top prospect available in 2013’s NHL Entry Draft for some time now. After 17 points in five games, Drouin is quickly joining the conversation in the elite category as well. Backstopping Halifax to a league-best 9-1-0-0 record, Fucale is regarded as the draft’s top goaltender.

Joining the Mooseheads trio on the team is a duo from Val D’Or. Defenseman Matt Murphy and forward Anthony Mantha will make an appearance in the QMJHL’s two-game set. Mantha, the oldest first-time draft eligible in the 2013 NHL Draft after missing 2012’s selection process by a day, has seven goals and 17 points in 10 games this season. Murphy, on the other hand, has seven assists on the season.

Murphy isn’t the only draft eligible defenseman participating in the event.

Drummondville Voltigeurs blueliner Nikolas Brouillard has also been invited to the event. The five-foot-10, 150-pound defenseman has four assists in 10 games after posting 25 points in 61 games as a rookie last season.

William Carrier rounds out the draft eligible participation for Team QMJHL. Carrier has taken the league by storm after scoring six goals and 17 points this season. The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles standout has recorded points in all but one of his team’s games this season. Carrier, ranked on the lower end of the first round for the draft, has done nothing but increase his stock early in the season.

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