Strong emotions for a choice of the Remparts


The last few months have been a real roller coaster for striker Marek Legault.

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Two weeks after returning from their January holidays, the Gatineau Intrepid winger was informed of terrible news. “I was told that I had to give up hockey because there was a risk of dying on the ice,” said Legault, who was selected in 6And Round of Quebec Remparts today during the second day of the QMJHL Draft. After being sentenced to death, I became a good prospect for the QMJHL. “

Fortunately for Legault, he was the victim of a false result. “Due to heart disease, I did an ultrasound,” he said. It was a new car and was incorrectly calibrated which led to the false result. “

“The coaches announced to my teammates the news that I had to give up hockey, continues Legault. Fortunately, the error was quickly corrected. 24 hours later. I was warned that it was a mistake and that I would continue playing hockey. “

A victim of vagal shocks leading to unconsciousness, Legault needed to make changes even though he didn’t have to hang his skates on the nail.

“I changed my meal frequency, improved my hydration, and did breathing exercises,” he explained. Everything is in order. “

“Really happy”

For all these reasons, the 5’10 “, 164-pound striker is very happy to have been selected in 6And round.

“With the past year, I am really happy. Some teams didn’t know I had any health problems and others didn’t believe I was cured. I see life with a different eye. I am more sensitive and can understand the concerns of people who are told they have cancer. “

While he is aware that there is no guarantee of breaking through the lineup in 2022 as the Red Devils will be betting on a mature team, Legault knows what he can bring to his new team when he gets the chance.

“I like to disturb and I’m a bit like Brad Marchand, he illustrated. I carry energy with a good offensive sense. If I am offered the opportunity to start the season in Quebec, I will take it, otherwise it will not be a problem to play a second season with Intrepid. “

Remparts lead recruiter Christian Vermette shares this assessment.

“Marek is a guy who can do the dirty work by picking up discs in corners and getting in front of the net, but he also has good skills,” said the Remparts scout leader. He has a good sense of hockey. “

Vermette believes Legault is in great shape.

“During our interview with him in Gatineau, he told us his story,” she said. He is in good health and everything is in order. Everything is behind him. ”

Four selected Intrepid players

The Quebec Remparts happily picked up the Gatineau Intrepid by selecting four players.

Joking on its Twitter feed, the organization said it was considering hosting its next rookie pitch at the home of Gatineau Olympiques. “If this continues, we’ll do our beginner’s camp at the Slush Puppie Center. Are the Olympics good for you?”


Without choice of 1D. and 3And round, the Remparts have waived the selection of the second round (36And in total) at Val-d’Or Foreurs in exchange for choices of 4And round (58And) this year and 5And tour in 2023, before speaking for the first time in 4And round. Patrick Roy had a player in his sights and the latter was no longer available, which explains the transaction with the Foreurs.

The Remparts have selected defenders Vincent Murray (58And) and Brady Austin (61And), two great friends who wear the colors of Intrépide.

“These are two guys who fit our philosophy well,” said CEO and head coach Patrick Roy. There is little space in the formation, but they will have their chance on the pitch. Murray is very good on defense and our scouts believe he can make an offensive contribution in the future. “

The two friends were delighted to continue their journey together. “We’ve been playing together since we were 12 and it’s hard to believe it will continue,” Murray said. We will grow together. All young people dream of playing in Quebec and it is exceptional to have been chosen by the Remparts. I can contribute more than last year and I have not lost my offense. “

“We are pampered”

Austin, who started the season on the promising schedule before being recalled in January, learned the news of his selection from Murray.

“I texted him to tell him I was proud of him and he called me right away. I was wondering what was going on. He told me the Remparts had chosen me. I was speechless. We are all friends in Gatineau and we are lucky that it continues. “

Christian Vermette is satisfied with the work done by the Remparts, who have chosen 14 players in addition to the two Americans. “I am really happy that we were able to choose a good mix of players,” said the scout leader. We have big kids, skilled players and kids who respect our identity. ”

CHOICE OF Ramparts

  • Vincent Murray- CEO
  • Brady Austin – DD
  • Justin Duval- AG
  • Nathan Plouffe- AG
  • Legal Marek – A.D
  • Marc-Olivier Roy – VS
  • Samuel Fontaine- VS
  • Jackson Hurley- UK
  • Alexandre Desmarais – CEO
  • Vincent St-Aubin – CEO
  • Nathan Cadieux- UK
  • Julien Roy – AG
  • Dawson Sharkey- A.D
  • Carter Hynes- CEO


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