Josh
Bell
May 21, 2020

Lafreniere honored as Michel-Briere recipient

Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic has been named the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Michel Brier winner as the most valuable player, the league announced Thursday.

Lafreniere, FC Hockey’s No. 1-ranked prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft, joins Sidney Crosby as the only two players to receive the award twice.

“Lafreniere has showed to be an incredibly valuable player for Rimouski this season, driving the offense every possession and creating countless scoring opportunities for his allies,” Quebec-based FC Hockey scout Andy Lehoux said. “Thanks to his tremendous offensive awareness, playmaking abilities and puck-handling skills, the 6-foot-1 left winger is able to control the pace of the play and dissect defenses with dexterity.”
Lafreniere is also the Jean-Beliveau Trophy winner after leading the league in points with 112 (35 goals, 77 assists) in 52 games. He also won the Michael-Bossy Trophy as the league’s best professional prospect and the Paul-Dumont Trophy as the league’s Personality of the Year.

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