Quebec Remparts

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For the structural ramparts, see Ramparts of Quebec City.
Quebec Remparts
Quebec Remparts.svg
City Quebec City, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference Telus
Division Telus East
Founded 1969 (1969) (Original)
1997 (Revived)
Home arena Centre Vidéotron
Colours Red, white and black
              
General manager Philippe Boucher
Head coach Philippe Boucher
Championships 1971 & 2006 Memorial Cup Champions

Website
http://www.remparts.ca/
Franchise history
1990–1997 Beauport Harfangs
1997–present Québec Remparts
Previous franchise history
1969–1985 Québec Remparts
1988–1991 Longueuil Collège Français
1991–1994 Verdun Collège Français

There have been two junior ice hockey franchises known as the Quebec Remparts (French: Remparts de Québec) that played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The first B league franchise played from 1969 to 1985; the current franchise has played since 1997. Both franchises were based out of Quebec City, Quebec. The teams played home games at the Centre Vidéotron, although the new edition of the Remparts played for two seasons at PEPS on the campus of Laval University between 1997 and 1999. Throughout their history, the Remparts have developed several future National Hockey League (NHL) players, including Simon Gagné, Kevin Lowe, Mike Ribeiro, Antoine Vermette, Marc-Édouard Vlasic and Hall of Famers Michel Goulet and Guy Lafleur.

The name "Remparts" means curtain walls in French.

History[edit]

Original Remparts[edit]

The original Quebec Remparts team was founded in 1969 by a group of investors who purchased the assets of the junior Quebec Aces team.[1] The Remparts were finalists for the George Richardson Memorial Trophy in 1969–70, and eastern Canadian champions in 1970–71. It was this team, which featured future Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, that won a Memorial Cup championship in 1971. The team also won the President's Cup five times. This edition of the Remparts is known to have the most American-born players on the roster every season.

After the 1984–85 season, the team went into dormancy for three seasons before being resurrected. After returning to play, then-sponsored by "Le Collège Français", the team moved to Longueuil to become the Longueuil Collège Français. The team played for three seasons before moving to Verdun in 1991 to become the Verdun Collège Français. The franchise ceased operations in 1994.

Revived Remparts[edit]

The current Remparts franchise was granted for the 1990–91 season and was known as the Beauport Harfangs, again based in the Quebec City metropolitan area, before moving to Quebec City proper in 1997. They are considered one of the most popular Canadian Hockey League (CHL) teams, as they regularly draw over 11,000 spectators per game. Similar to the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, the team claims the history and records of the original Remparts.

On May 28, 2006, the Remparts won the Memorial Cup, beating the Moncton Wildcats 6–2 in the finals. Then-Head Coach Patrick Roy became the seventh coach to win the Cup in his first year as head coach, and the first to do so since Claude Julien of the Hull Olympiques in 1997. It was also the first time in Memorial Cup history that the finals involved two teams from the QMJHL. Quebec also won the Cup without winning a League championship and without hosting the event, another first in Memorial Cup history. The 2006 Remparts were known for a high number of players from the New England region, six.

New owners and the move to Centre Vidéotron[edit]

Remparts centre ice at Centre Vidéotron

On November 27, 2014, the Remparts were sold to Quebecor for an estimated price between $20 million and $25 million.[2] The team moved to Centre Vidéotron in September 12, 2015.

2015 Memorial Cup[edit]

The Remparts were chosen to be the host of the 2015 Memorial Cup. They defeated the Rimouski Oceanic in tie-breaker 5-2, but got eliminated by the Kelowna Rockets in the semi-finals 9-3.

NHL alumni[edit]

Original Remparts[edit]

Michel Goulet and Guy Lafleur are the former Remparts in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Remparts alumni[edit]

Team records[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 109 1970–71
Most wins 54 1970–71
Most goals for 531 1973–74
Fewest goals for 192 1981–82
Fewest goals against 204 1997–98
Most goals against 396 1982–83
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Guy Lafleur 130 1970–71
Most assists Rich Nantais 130 1973–74
Most points Réal Cloutier 216 1973–74
Most points, rookie Daniel Rioux 119 1979–80
Most points, defenseman Gaston Therrien 125 1979–80
Best GAA (goalie) Patrick Couture 1.85 1997–98
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

Retired numbers[edit]

2016–17 season[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Roster updated as of August 25, 2016

Goaltenders
Number Player Age Glove Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
1 Russia Evgeny Kiselev 19 L Waiver BAC 2016 Moscow, Russia
30 Canada Callum Booth 19 L Via Draft (2013) CAR2015 Montreal, Quebec
Defencemen
Number Player Age Shoots Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
5 Canada Raphaël Maheux 'A' 20 L Trade SHA 2013 Quebec City, Quebec
9 Canada Aaron Dutra 20 R Free agent 2015 Toronto, Ontario
16 Canada Christian Huntley 17 L Via Draft (2015) 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia
24 Canada Bryce O'Brien 18 R Free agent 2016 Belle River, Ontario
25 Canada Alexandre Drapeau 19 L Trade RIM 2015 Rimouski, Quebec
28 Canada Ross MacDougall 19 R Via Draft (2014) St. Stephen, New Brunswick
52 Canada Austin McEneny 19 R Free agent 2015 Milton, Ontario
63 Canada Étienne Verrette 18 L Via Draft (2015) 2017 Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec
' Canada Darien Kielb 17 L Free agent 2016 2017 Hamilton, Ontario
Forwards
Number Player Age Position Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
14 Canada Olivier Garneau 18 C Via Draft (2014) Quebec City, Quebec
17 Canada Yanick Turcotte 'A' 20 RW Via Draft (2013) Quebec City, Quebec
19 Canada Sean O'Brien 19 RW Free agent 2015 London, Ontario
20 Canada Andrew Coxhead 16 C Via Draft (2016) 2018 Bedford, Nova Scotia
23 Canada Louis-Filip Côté 17 LW Trade ROU 2016 2017 Laurier-Station, Quebec
27 Canada Derek Gentile 17 RW Via Draft (2015) 2017 Sydney, Nova Scotia
29 Canada Mikaël Robidoux 17 RW Via Draft (2015) 2017 La Prairie, Quebec
82 Canada Jesse Sutton 18 C Via Draft (2014) Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
91 United States Matthew Boucher 19 C Trade DRU 2015 Los Angeles, California
94 Canada Ethan Crossman 17 LW Trade MON 2015 2017 Sackville, New Brunswick
96 Switzerland Philipp Kurashev 16 C Via Import Draft (2016) 2018 Münsingen, Switzerland
' Belarus Dmitri Buinitsky 19 C/RW Via Import Draft (2016) Vitebsk, Belarus
' United States Igor Larionov II 18 LW Free agent 2016 Detroit, Michigan
' Canada Jérémy Laframboise 16 C Via Draft (2016) 2018 Sainte-Catherine, Quebec
' Canada Liam Leonard 16 C Via Draft (2016) 2018 Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

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