Baie-Comeau Drakkar

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Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Baie-Comeau Drakkar.svg
City Baie-Comeau, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference Telus
Division Telus East
Founded 1997
Home arena Centre Henry-Leonard
Colours Red, white, black and gold                    
General manager Canada Steve Ahern
Head coach Canada Éric Veilleux

Website
www.le-drakkar.com

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar ("Viking Ship") are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They play at Centre Henry-Leonard in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. Their franchise was granted for the 1997–98 season.

History[edit]

The Drakkar first played in the QMJHL in 1997. One of the founders of the team was former Quebec Nordique co-founder Marius Fortier.

Baie-Comeau has generally not been successful on the ice, never having won the President's Cup, and with just seven winning seasons in their history, clustered between 2001-2003, 2007-2008 and from 2013 to the 2014 season. The 2012-13 team made it to the league finals for the first time in franchise history, finishing with the second best record in the league and losing in the finals to the Halifax Mooseheads, four games to one.

NHL alumni include Marc-André Bergeron, Jean-François Jacques, Yanick Lehoux, Olivier Michaud, Joel Perrault, Patrick Thoresen and Bruno St. Jacques.

During its 2007 season, the team was the subject of the documentary film Junior by the National Film Board of Canada.[1]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Regular season[edit]

OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss, Pct = Winning percentage

Team records[edit]

The team's all-time leading point scorer is Yanick Lehoux with 164 goals and 218 assists for 382 points; he is also the team's all-time leader in goals and assists. Thierry Douville is the team's all-time penalty minute leader with 1104. Martin Mandeville has played the most games in team history with 311.

Season Games Won Lost Tied OL SL Points Pct Goalsfor Goalsagainst Standing Playoff
1997–98 70 18 47 5 - - 41 0.293 215 332 7th, Dilio Out of Playoffs
1998–99 70 18 44 8 - - 44 0.314 208 297 7th, Dilio Out of Playoffs
1999–2000 72 31 31 5 5 - 72 0.500 257 285 3rd, East Lost 1st round
2000–01 72 41 23 8 0 - 90 0.625 283 255 1st, East Lost 3rd round
2001–02 72 38 25 7 2 - 85 0.590 288 231 2nd, East Lost 1st round
2002–03 72 50 14 6 2 - 108 0.750 319 213 1st, East Lost 3rd round
2003–04 70 21 42 5 2 - 49 0.350 195 285 5th, Eastern Lost 1st round
2004–05 70 24 37 5 4 - 57 0.407 208 280 5th, Eastern Lost 1st round
2005–06 70 30 38 - 2 - 62 0.443 249 285 7th, Western Lost 1st round
2006–07 70 35 26 - 1 8 79 0.564 304 285 7th, Telus Lost 2nd round
2007–08 70 45 19 - 2 4 96 0.686 249 210 2nd, Telus Lost 1st round
2008–09 68 22 37 - 7 2 53 0.390 206 297 4th, East Lost 1st round
2009–10 68 21 40 - 4 3 49 0.360 187 297 4th, East Out of Playoffs
2010–11 68 12 46 - 6 4 34 0.250 151 266 6th, East Out of Playoffs
2011–12 68 29 34 - 1 4 63 0.463 217 241 6th, Telus East Lost 2nd round
2012–13 68 44 19 - 2 3 93 0.684 274 191 1st, Telus East Lost in Finals
2013–14 68 47 16 - 2 3 99 0.728 255 170 1st, Telus East Lost in Finals
Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 108 2002–03
Most wins 50 2002–03
Most goals for 319 2002–03
Least goals for 120 2009–10
Least goals against 191 2012-13
Most goals against 332 1997–98
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Valentin Zykov 41 2012–13
Most assists François Bouchard 80 2006–07
Most points Yanick Lehoux 135 2000–01
Most points, rookie Valentin Zykov 75 2012–13
Most points, defenceman Marc-André Dorion 54 2006–07
Best GAA, goalie Michel Robinson 2.57 2002–03
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

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