The Granbyen Benjamin Corbeil traded to the Armada

Le Granbyen Benjamin Corbeil échangé à l'Armada

Traded at the trade deadline Sunday, Benjamin Corbeil will continue its internship junior with the Armada of Blainville-Boisbriand. In return for the Granbyen and a choice of 6th round in 2020, the Voltigeurs of Drummondville have got Remy Anglehart and a selection of 6th round in 2019.

Corbeil admits that the news has totally taken by surprise. “I received a phone call at 10 pm to tell me to introduce me to the arena. There, I started to stress. I wasn’t expecting this… ” said the attacker for 17 years.

“At the beginning, I was sad. I was really attached to the gang and we had a team to win the Cup. “

Building on pillars such as Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Joseph Veleno and the Roxtonais Félix Lauzon, the Voltigeurs occupy the second place of the Western conference in the national hockey League the Quebec major junior.

Traditionally, the junior teams who aspire to the honors rely more on players that are seasoned than the young talent. In an interview with L’express of Drummondville, the director-general of the Voltigeurs, Stéphane Desroches, explained Corbeil, ” is a kid exceptional, but this was not the ideal to have a rookie on a fourth trio “.

Already an important role

Looking to the future, the Armada was instead assigned six players at the deadline. In his first game with the team Sunday afternoon (victory of 6-2 against Shawinigan), Benjamin Corbeil has also seen his ice time skyrocket.

Le Granbyen Benjamin Corbeil échangé à l'Armada

Benjamin Corbeil in the uniform of the Voltigeurs of Drummondville


“I was playing on the second trio, on the power play and shorthanded. I believe that they will give me a lot of ice time for me to develop to my full potential. It is really positive, ” rejoiced the old Vics Yamaska-Missisquoi.

The young Corbeil has amassed 11 points (five goals and six assists) in 36 games since the start of the season, and this, in a rather limited role. “According to me, I can bring speed and a physical element. I also have a great vision of the game “, he argued.

After having amassed no less than 106 points with the Governors of Massey-Vanier in the national hockey League preparatory school, the native of Granby has had to adapt to the pace of major junior.

“The guys are bigger, faster and stronger physically. But it’s still a game of hockey. So if I stay inside of the game system, I’m going to make life easier. “

With beautiful skills offensive, the number 81 of the Armada will be without doubt to watch for in the coming seasons.

The Inouk escape Frederick Abraham

In addition, we note that, Blainville-Boisbriand has claimed Frederick Abraham, submitted to the balloting by the Drillers Val-d’or, Monday before noon.

The Inouk of Granby, watched carefully the record of the attacker of 18 years, for which they hold the rights to the junior-level AAA. If the director-general Patrice Bosch wants to get reinforcements, he will certainly consider other options.

The trade deadline in the LHJAAAQ is set to 20 h Thursday.

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