The Olympiques have announced on Tuesday evening that Charles-Antoine Roy will succeed to Gabriel Bilodeau as the team’s captain. He will be helped in his new role by Mathieu Bizier and Metis Roelens, Chris McQuaid, David Aebischer and Carson MacKinnon throughout the season.
A Gatineau native, Roy will begin this week his fourth year with the Olympiques. In 130 career games, the 19-year-old forward scored 28 goals and added 24 assists for a total of 52 points. The Olympiques nominee for the Marcel-Robert Trophy in 2017-2018, he took part recently in the Vegas Golden Knights’ rookie camp.
Roelens will be suiting up for a third year with the team. He registered career highs in many categories in 2018-2019, notably in goals (18), assists (26), points (44), and games played (68).
McQuaid will also start his third season with the team. Veteran presence at the blueline, the PEI native was the Olympiques’ finalist for the Marcel-Robert-Trophy last year as the Student-Player of the year.
Acquired from the Rimouski Oceanic in December, Bizier quickly became an offensive catalyst in the second half after registering 27 points, including 10 goals, in 35 games. He was invited to the Detroit Red Wings’ main camp, but was cut on Sunday.
With 28 points in 2018-19, Aebischer finished third in points amongst the team’s defenseman. He also helped Switzerland finish fourth at the 2019 World Junior Championship.
MacKinnon will suit up for this first year with the Olympiques after being traded to Gatineau this summer. The 20-year-old forward registered 46 points in 68 games with Rimouski last year.