The Rocket agree to terms with forward Gabriel Bourque on a one-season, one-pronged contract.
– Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) July 12, 2023
Last year, Alex Belzile was named capitiane of the Laval Rocket. He was the ideal candidate for the job for all the reasons we know. The guy’s a leader of men.
And now he’s off to the Rangers organization.
To end the season, Laval named Gabriel Bourque captain. He led his team into the playoffs, which is interesting because he wasn’t a certainty in 2022-2023.
However, the Rocket announced this morning that they had retained the veteran’s services for next year. The Quebecer has signed a one-year contract in the AHL.
We imagine he’ll keep his “C” this season too. After all, he was named to replace a guy who left, and Bourque won’t be able to be recalled by the Habs.
Why not? Because he’s not under contract with the Habs: he’s only under contract with the Rocket.
The 32-year-old scored 31 points in 66 games last year. Under the command of Jean-François Houle for the past two years, he clearly seems to enjoy playing in Quebec.
He has 413 games of NHL experience. This means he’ll be able to mentor all the youngsters coming through the Rocket’s ranks next year, which is a really good thing.
It’s a great signing.
– Big development.
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– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) July 12, 2023
– Her experience is different.
The biggest question facing Kent Hughes when he was hired as the 18th GM of the Montreal Canadiens was his lack of experience.
As it turns out, Hughes didn’t lack experience. He just had different experience.
– Dirt McGirt (@MarcPDumont) July 12, 2023
– All the better.
– Carl Tardif (@ctardifsoleil) July 12, 2023