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.
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. Frédéric Gamelin has played the most games in team history with 315.