IceCaps Gabriel Dumont to Test Free Agency

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Gabriel Dumont (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
Gabriel Dumont (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
Gabriel Dumont (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

La Presse is reporting that St. John’s IceCaps captain Gabriel Dumont will test free agency. Dumont, a 5th round draft pick in 2009, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

Dumont signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens on June 1, 2015. The 25-year-old recorded 19 goals, 30 assists for 49 points in 71 games in 2015-16.

The Ville Dégelis, Quebec native last played in the NHL during the 2014-15 season when he dressed for three games with the Montreal Canadiens.

Dumont still hopes for a chance at the NHL level but if that doesn’t happen he wants to be in an AHL city that will be suitable for his wife and family. “If I have to spend 2-3 months down, it will be important that my family and I are comfortable in the city,” said Dumont.

Dumont may be eyeing the Ottawa Senators as a landing point given his past association with head coach Guy Boucher while both were members of the Hamilton Bulldogs and Drummondville Voltigeurs.

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