Fucale, Gregoire, Gallant and Brisebois honored
- Habs prospect Zachary Fucale took home two awards at the Gala des Rondelles d’Or, which took place on April 2. For his fine work in net for the Halifax Mooseheads, the goaltender won the Jacques-Plante Trophy for holding the best goals-against average in the league and the Paul-Dumont Trophy for being the personality of the year.
In 50 games with the Mooseheads this season, Fucale notched 36 wins and six shutouts, presenting a 2.26 goals-against average and a 0.907 save percentage. He also took part in the Subway Super Series as well as the World Junior Championships.
- The accomplishments of Jeremy Gregoire, another Habs prospect, were also acknowledged. Gregoire won the TELUS Marcel-Robert Trophy for scholastic athlete of the year. The centerman racked up 69 points, including 35 goals, in 65 games while pursuing a business administration education at the CEGEP de Baie-Comeau.
- On the same night, the careers of Patrice Brisebois and Gerard Gallant in the QMJHL were celebrated, as both league alumni were inducted into the QMJHL Hall of Fame.
As a player, Gallant split his time between the Sherbrooke Castors, the St-Jean Castors and the Verdun Juniors, amassing 321 regular season points and 90 playoff points. He also excelled as head coach for the Saint-John Sea Dogs from 2009 to 2012, taking home Coach of the Year honours in 2010 and 2011, and winning a Memorial Cup in 2011.
For his part, Brisebois put up 258 points in 208 games as a defenseman for the Laval Titans and the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Named 1990-91’s Defenseman of the Year in the QMJHL, he also took part in the Memorial Cup in three straight years, contributing 12 points in 13 games.