EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – During the MHL Entry Draft on Thursday, June 15, the Edmundston Blizzard announced a trade that will add some punch offensively.
General Manager Steve MacPherson made a transaction with the Truro Bearcats giving up defensemen Jean-Philip Boudreau and Thomas Hendrickson, as well as a second-round pick in the 2024 MHL draft, in return for forward Félix Bédard and future considerations.
“Félix will certainly solidify our attack,” said Steve MacPherson. “We can’t expect him to fill the net at the same rate as Olivier Coulombe. But he’ll have a big impact on the team. “
Félix Bédard, a native of Laterrière, Québec, will be a 20-year-old player this season. He has spent the last two campaigns as a regular player in the QMJHL. Last season, he collected 12 goals and 20 assists in 60 games with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.
Lewisville native Jean-Philip Boudreau collected 1 goal and 6 assists in 48 games in his rookie year with the Blizzard. Shediac’s Tommy Hendrickson collected 6 goals and 10 assists in 31 games with the Moncton Flyers last season. Hendrickson was a 6th-round pick of the Blizzard in 2022.
Blizzard management wishes its former players every success and is pleased to welcome Félix Bédard to its ranks.
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Félix Bédard and Jean-Philip Boudreau
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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone