Trois-Rivières (July 9th, 2021) — The Trois-Rivières Lions are pleased to announce the signing of the first five players in their roster’s history; Olivier Archambault, Mathieu Brodeur, Alexis D'Aoust, Guillaume Beaudoin and Mathieu Coderre-Gagnon.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce today the signing of the first five players in our history, all Quebecers. Local players who are currently playing all over the world show us interest! We are very pleased with the players' enthusiasm for the opportunity to come to Trois-Rivières to represent our city.” - Marc-André Bergeron, Lions General Manager
Olivier Archambault, forward, Le Gardeur
The 28-year-old forward had a great 2019-20 season with the Allen Americans in the ECHL with 54 points in 47 games. Archambault, selected in the 4th round by the Montreal Canadiens in 2011, collected 199 points in 194 ECHL games. He’s a former member of Val d’Or Foreurs (2009-2011), Drummondville Voltigeurs (2011-2013) and Québec Remparts (2013-14) in the QMJHL.
Guillaume Beaudoin, defenseman, Bécancour
The former Trois-Rivières Patriotes (USports) returns home after a season spent in France in the Magnus League with the Homardi d'Anglet. In the QMJHL, he was with the Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand from 2013 to 2017. Beaudoin was the captain of the Armada in the 2016-17 season.
Mathieu Brodeur, defenseman, St-Eustache
The 31-year-old defenseman, 6'6", has just won the Kelly Cup with the Fort Wayne Komets. Brodeur played junior hockey with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles from 2007 to 2010.
Alexis D’Aoust, forward, Trois-Rivières
The 25-year-old from Trois-Rivières returns to North America after a one-season in Slovakia. D'Aoust is a former member of the Shawinigan Cataractes (2012-2017).
Mathieu Gagnon, defenseman, Montréal
The 28-year-old Montrealer is a former Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL (2010-2012). He won the Memorial Cup with this team in the 2011-12 season.
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