Titan acquire several new players during QMJHL draft

There will be some new faces skating with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan next season.

The Titan acquired several players during the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft in Saint John, N.B., on Saturday.

Defenseman Olivier Desroches of Laval, Que., was the Titan's first pick in the second round, 34th overall, followed by offense Logan Chisholm of Antigonish, N.S., 35th overall.

Other picks from Saturday's draft include:

  • Christopher Farmer, offense, from Blainville, Que. (4th round, 59th overall);
  • Alec Rheaume, defense, from Outterburn Park, Que. (5th round, 74th overall);
  • Olivier Tremblay, defense, from La Prairie, Que. (7th round, 110th overall);
  • Elliot Pronovost, offense from La Prairie, Que. (9th round, 158th overall);
  • Thomas Gosselin, goalie, from Saint-Cyprien, Que. (10th round, 176th overall);
  • Connor Guyette, defense, from Waterbury, Vermont (13th round, 230th overall); and
  • Joey LaRossa, offense, from Braintree, Massachusetts (14th round, 246th overall).

Rimouski selected first overall on Saturday and chose consensus top prospect Alexis Lafreniere of Sainte-Eustache, Que.

Titan make several trades leading up to draft

The Titan also made several trades ahead of the start of Saturday's draft.

Acadie-Bathurst traded defenseman Joakim Paradis and a second-round draft pick to Chicoutimi for defenseman Keenan MacIsaac.

The Titan traded defenseman Félix Boivin and a sixth-round pick in 2018 for defenseman Félix Meunier and a third-round pick.

In a pair of trades with Moncton, Acadie-Bathurst traded a first-round, fifth-round and eleventh-round selection, a sixth-round and eighth-round pick in 2018, along with forward Daniil Miromanov and defenseman Olivier Desjardins in exchange for goaltender Dominik Tmej, defenseman Louis-Philip Fortin, and forwards Liam Murphy and Dominic Malatesta, along with two second-round picks and a fifth-round selection, a fourth-round pick in 2018, and a second-round selection in 2019.

The Titan also acquired Victoriaville Tigers centre Felix Meunier and a draft pick in exchange for defenseman Felix Boivin.

With files from Kevin White