MHL draft: Blizzard picks 10 players

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard completed an emotional day at the 2022 Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MLH) Draft. Considering the two territorial picks, the Blizzard drafted five forwards and five defensemen.

After having spoken first for the first time in its young history, by choosing Marco Martin as the MHL first overall pick (see other text), the team selected in the 1st round Alexandre Pelletier (8th overall), originally from Edmundston, a forward who played with the Vitos de Saint-Jean, of the NBIPE midget AAA hockey league.

Alexandre Pelletier compiled a record of 3 goals and 12 assists in 29 games with Saint-Jean in his first midget year. He is only 16 years old.

In the fourth round, the Blizzard made Colby Train, of St. John, the 41st overall pick in the draft.

Below, the complete list of Blizzard’s picks. To get their statistics, please visit Blizzard’s Facebook page. These players as well as the current roster players will report to the Blizzard camp at the end of August. The MHL’s regular season kicks off on September 15. The Blizzard’s home opener will be on Friday, September 16 when they host the Campbellton Tigers.

List of Blizzard’s selected players at the MHL 2022 Draft – Friday, July 15, 2022

1re ronde / 1st round (1er au total / 1st overall)
Marco Martin, A/F, Moncton, NB (Flyers de Moncton NBPEIMU18HL)

1re ronde / 1st round (8e au total / 8th overall)
Alexandre Pelletier, A/F, Edmundston, NB (Vitos de Saint-Jean NBPEIMU18HL)

2e ronde / 2nd round
Aucun / None

3e ronde / 3rd round
Choix territorial no 1 / Territorial pick #1
Zachary Robichaud, D, Edmundston, NB (Caps de Fredericton NBPEIMU18HL),

4e ronde / 4th round (41e au total / 41st overall)
Colby Train, D, Saint-Jean, NB (Vito’s de Saint-Jean NBPEIMU18HL)

5e ronde / 5th round
Choix territorial no 2 / Territorial pick #2
Nicolas Lavoie, D, Edmundston, NB (Saints de Mount Academy CSSHLE U18)

6e ronde / 6th round (67e au total / 67th overall)
Thomas Hendrickson, D, Shediac Cape, NB (Flyers de Moncton NBPEIMU18HL)

6e ronde / 6th round (68e au total / 68th overall)
Miguel Léger, A/F, Bouctouche, NB (Thunderbirds de Moncton NSU16AAAHL)

6e ronde / 6th round (69e au total / 69th overall)
Ryan Small, A/F, Grand Falls-Windsor, TN (Central Impact NLU18MHL)

7e ronde / 7th round (80e au total / 80th overall)
Aucun / None

8e ronde / 8th round (92e au total / 92nd overall)
Joseph Finnigan, A/F, Moncton, NB (Flyers de Moncton NBPEIMU18HL)

9e ronde / 9th round (104e au total / 104th overall)
Aiden Diamond, D, Stratford, IPE (Saints de Mount Academy CSSHLE U18)

10e ronde / 10th round
Aucun / None

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Alexandre Pelletier (photo courtesy)

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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone