MONTREAL, QC. — Earlier today, the QMJHL announced their roster for the upcoming CHL vs Russia Subway Super Series. Making the roster is Montreal Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette who plays for the Sherbrooke Phoenix. In the current season, the Phoenix’s Audette has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in nine games, he has eight penalty minutes meanwhile being a minus-3 so far.
The CHL has been facing off against Russia in a Super Series since 2003, the series was first called the RE/Max Canada-Russia Challenge. Then from 2004 to 2008 it was called the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. Since then it has had its current name.
Overall since 2003 the CHL has dominated the series, beating Russia a combined 49 to 23 throughout the WHL, OHL and QMJHL. The CHL has scored 289 total goals meanwhile they have given up 188. This series gives organizations, fans and everyone a chance to see some of the top young junior players in the world play against each other.
Montreal Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette has been named to the QMJHL roster for the tournament, Audette is a smaller stature forward who uses his deceptive speed and hands to beat his opponents.
“His bloodlines and elusiveness put the undersized Audette on scout’s radar because of his skill,speed and heart. His skating base, and lower body strength make him strong on the puck and a guy who plays big and is a scoring threat at a moment’s notice. Reads the ice and can handle the puck at his top gear, but also he can go laterally with sharp cuts and stop/starts to get loose. His vision allows him to slip away and act on the room he has made for himself, as he passes the puck extremely well and also works hard in his own end back checking. Looks like a good long term selection who may help a team down the road. “ – Draft year scouting report from Bill Placzek
Audette has only got better this season, he continues to use his very strong passing ability and vision to succeed, Audette has continue to work on his defensive game where he works hard to maintain good positioning to not allow his man to beat him.
QMJHL Roster (With NHL drafted team):
Anthony Richard – Nashville Predators
Joey Ratelle “A” – Undrafted
Clark Bishop “A” – Carolina Hurricanes
Julien Gauthier – 2016 Eligible
Julien Nantel – Colorado Avalanche
Nicolas Aube-Kubel – Philadelphia Flyers
Pierre-Luc Dubois – 2016 Eligible
Jean-Christophe Beaudin – Colorado Avalanche
Francis Perron – Ottawa Senators
Daniel Audette – Montreal Canadiens
Maxim Fortier 2016 Eligible
Nicolas Roy – Carolina Hurricanes
Anthony Beauvillier “A” – New York Islanders
Olivier Leblanc – Columbus Blue Jackets
Thomas Chabot – Ottawa Senators
Alexandre Carrier “C” – Nashville Predators
Jeremy Lauzon – Boston Bruins
Nicolas Meloche – Colorado Avalanche
Gauillaume Brisbois – Vancouver Canucks
Samuel Girard – 2016 Eligible
Jeremy Roy – San Jose Sharks
Mason MacDonald – Calgary Flames
Samuel Montembeault – Florida Panthers
The games will be played on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Rouyn-Noranda and on Thursday, November 19th 2015 at Halfax.
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— Mark Edwards (@MarkEdwardsHP) October 13, 2015