BOUCHERVILLE, Monday, September 21, 2009 – The P.E.I. Rocket and the Drummondville Voltigeurs made a significant trade this morning. The Rocket acquired the services of goaltender Marco Cousineau (89-11-09) from the Voltigeurs for a first round pick in 2011.
Cousineau, a three-year veteran, helped the Voltigeurs win their first President Cup last spring, posting a 13-3 record with a 2.44 goals-against-average and .910 save percentage.
Moreover, he received the Memorial Hap Emms Trophy at the conclusion of the 2009 MasterCard Memorial Cup as the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Goaltender.
The St. Lazare native was chosen by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
So many questions - like "What are the Rocket going to do about Levesque?" ...and "No really, what about Levesque?" ...plus "Shouldn't Marco be playing Pro? He is 20 after all."
Well, apparently Cousineau was reassigned to his Junior team. Did he, Timo Pielmeier and Pier-Olivier Pelletier have to mud wrestle for roster spots with the Ducks organization? Apparently Timo doesn't even need mudwresting skillz to impress. Yet, hockey skillz alone couldn't keep him from being sent down to the AHL affiliate in San Antonio.
The Saint John Sea Dogs have just been handed back physical possession of Mike Hoffman from the Ottawa Senators. They now have three 20 year old players, so my stats from yesterday no longer count. It does remain, however, that the Moose were beaten by a team of youngins...yesterday.
Props go to Jacob Lagacé of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Maxime Clermont (Gatineau Olympiques) for winning offensive and defensive player of the week awards.