|City||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|League||Quebec Major Junior Hockey League|
|Division||Telus Maritimes division (QMJHL)|
|Home arena||Eastlink Centre|
|Colours||Black, gold and white
|General manager||Jim Hulton|
|Head coach||Jim Hulton|
The Charlottetown Islanders are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the Islanders play their home games at the Eastlink Centre.
Originally located in Montreal, Quebec, and called the Montreal Rocket, the team relocated to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 2003. They were named after the legendary Maurice Richard (known as the Rocket) of the Montreal Canadiens, and their team crest depicted his number, 9.
Beginning in the 2013–14 season, the Rocket rebranded as the Charlottetown Islanders.
President and governor Serge Savard Jr. confirmed on April 17, 2013, that the QMJHL had contacted the Rocket two days earlier with a proposal to buy the struggling franchise. Savard said he intended to accept the offer, somewhere in the area of $3.5 million, unless he was able to find a local buyer or buyers for the team. Savard said league commissioner Gilles Corteau had given him until April 26 to secure a buyer. One interested group intended to relocate the team to Sorel, Quebec.
However, an ownership group led by Geoff Boyle agreed to purchase the team, ensuring its future in Charlottetown for 2013–14 and beyond. The new Islanders logo and colour scheme was unveiled on May 27.
In the 2014–15 season, for the first time since the franchise began as the P.E.I. Rocket, the Charlottetown Islanders advanced to the second round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs, after defeating the Sherbrooke Phoenix 4–2 in the first round. However, in the second round, they ended up getting eliminated by the Quebec Remparts 4–0.
On June 29, 2015, the Islanders hired Jim Hulton as head coach after Gordie Dwyer was relieved of his duties as head coach.
On March 29, 2016, the Islanders set a new QMJHL record for most shots on goal in one period with 32. The previous record was 30, shared by four teams
Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss
|2013–14||68||21||39||-||3||5||50||0.368||186||256||Tied 4th Maritimes|
- 2003–04 – Defeated Québec Remparts 4 games to 1 in first round.
Lost to Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
- 2004–05 – Out of Playoffs.
- 2005–06 – Lost to Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 games to 2 in first round.
- 2006–07 – Lost to Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 games to 3 in first round.
- 2007–08 – Lost to Saint John Sea Dogs 4 games to 0 in the first round.
- 2008–09 – Lost to Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 1 in the first round.
- 2009–10 – Lost to Saint John Sea Dogs 4 games to 1 in the first round.
- 2010–11 – Lost to Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 1 in the first round.
- 2011–12 – Out of Playoffs.
- 2012–13 – Lost to Val-d'Or Foreurs, 4 games to 2 in the first round.
- 2013–14 – Lost to Halifax Mooseheads 4 games to 0 in the first round.
- 2014–15 – Defeated Sherbrooke Phoenix 4 games to 2 in the first round.
Lost to Québec Remparts 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
- 2015–16 – Defeated Rimouski Océanic 4 games to 2 in the first round.
Lost to Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
|Team records for a single season|
|Most goals for||278||2006–07|
|Least goals for||198||2004–05|
|Least goals against||189||2003–04|
|Most goals against||320||2011–12|
|Individual player records for a single season|
|Most goals||David Laliberté||50||2006–07|
|Most assists||Ben Duffy||71||2012–13|
|Most points||Ben Duffy||110||2012–13|
|Most points, rookie||Filip Chlapik||75||2014–15|
|Most points, defenceman||Marc-André Gragnani||71||2005–06|
|Most penalty pinutes||Hugo Lehoux||300||2001–02|
|Best GAA (goalie)||Antoine Lafleur||2.97||2006–07|
|Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played|
|Team records for a single game|
|Most goals for (in a game)||12||SNB 2 @ PEI 12|
|Most goals against (in a game)||13||PEI 4 @ MON 13|
|Most points (player)||7||Joël Champagne|
|Most goals (player)||4||Five players (MTL/PEI)|
|Most assists||6||two times|
- 1999–2000 Edo Terglav (42 games)/Francis Emery (15 games)/Yann Joseph (9 games)
- 2000–01 Edo Terglav (70 games)/Michael Lambert (1 game)/Jordan Trew (1 game)/Jean-Michel Boisvert (1 game)
- 2001–02 Marc Villeneuve
- 2002–03 Pierre-André Bureau
- 2003–04 Pierre-André Bureau
- 2004–05 Maxim Lapierre
- 2005–06 David Laliberté
- 2006–07 David Laliberté (67 games)/Marc-André Gragnani (1 game)
- 2007–08 Pierre-Luc Lessard (37 games)/Bryan Main (21 games)/Geoff Walker (8 games)/Matthew Lachaine (5 games)
- 2008–09 Matthew Lachaine (27 games)/Maxime Provencher (25 games)/ Joel Champagne (16 games)
- 2009–10 Jean-Philippe Mathieu
- 2010–11 Travis McIsaac
- 2011–12 Matthew Hobbs, Josh Currie
- 2012–13 Josh Currie
- 2013–14 Jack Nevins (41 games), 3 Alternate captains, Troy Vance, Craig MacLauchlan, Spenser Cobbold
- 2014–15 Ryan MacKinnon
- 2015–16 Quinn O'Brien, Oliver Cooper, 4 Alternate captains, Dexter Weber, Kameron Kielly, Oliver Cooper, Daniel Sprong
Goaltenders (in order of earliest game played that year)
- 2003–04 Jonathan Boutin, Ryan Mior
- 2004–05 Jonathan Boutin, Ryan Mior
- 2005–06 Ryan Mior, Antoine Lafleur
- 2006–07 Antoine Lafleur, Ryan Mior
- 2007–08 Antoine Lafleur, Evan Mosher, Marc-Antoine Gélinas
- 2008–09 Bobby Nadeau, Evan Mosher
- 2009–10 Evan Mosher, François Lévesque, Marco Cousineau, Wendell Vye
- 2010–11 Evan Mosher, Maxime Lagacé
- 2011–12 Maxime Lagacé, Antoine Bibeau, Raphael Roy
- 2012–13 Maxime Lagacé, Antoine Bibeau
- 2013–14 Daryl MacCallum, Antoine Bibeau (to Val-d'Or), Eric Brassard, Mason McDonald (from Bathurst), Sam Walsh
- 2014–15 Daryl MacCallum, Mason McDonald, Brodie Barrick (emergency backup), Grant Grady (emergency backup)
- 2015–16 Daryl MacCallum (to Bathurst), Matthew Welsh, Mason McDonald, Guillaume Briand-Brière
- 22 Pierre-André Bureau P.E.I. Rocket (2000–05)
- 9 Maurice Richard Montreal Rocket
- Maxim Lapierre
- Marc-André Gragnani
- David Laliberté
- Andrej Nestrašil
- Daniel Sprong
- Ryane Clowe
- Pascal Leclaire
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- Reid, Charles (April 17, 2013). "Savard family hangs for sale sign on P.E.I. Rocket". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
- "Charlottetown Islanders unveiled at news conference". Pictou County News. May 27, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-14.