The portrait brightens in the Phoenix

The portrait brightens in the Phoenix

Jasmin Simon and Vincent Trudel have managed to carve out a job with the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Share September 6, 2020 Updated September 7, 2020 at 4:51 p.m. Share The portrait is clearing up at the PhoenixThe portrait brightens in the Phoenix

Jérôme Gaudreau La Tribune By removing nine players on Sunday, the Phoenix clarified the composition of its roster for the 2020-2021 season. Only two rookies drafted during the last auction found a way to carve out a position: goaltender Jasmin Simon, drafted in the 3rd round, and forward Jean-Raphaël Roy, pick in the 12th round.

Defenders Vincent Trudel and Maxime Blanchard will start the season with the Sherbrooke Phoenix, as will rookies Colin Ratt, Jaheem Lagacé-Aurélien and Karl Vaillancourt.

The second round pick in 2020, defenseman Zachary Lessard, will have to add experience to his background by playing in the midget AAA this season to start.

Julien Breton (D), Jordan Lambert (L), Thomas Bégin (A), William Lepage (A), Tristan Gourdeau (A), Maxime Pelletier (D), Ludovic Harrisson (A) and David Provencher (L) were also entrenched.

The latter will however remain with the team until the arrival of European goalkeeper Samuel Hlavaj, expected this week in Sherbrooke.

Note that the Phoenix had to proceed with a transaction to retain the rights of Karl Vaillancourt by completing a transaction on Sunday August 23, 2019 with the Cape Breton Eagles.

The Phoenix presented the Eagles with a 2021 6th round pick in return for a 2021 8th round pick.

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