QMJHL first overall pick Maddox Dagenais and longtime NHLer Eric Lindros
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QMJHL first overall pick forces trade Eric Lindros style

Published June 8, 2024 at 2:34 PM

The QMJHL has fallen behind other junior leagues, such as the WHL and OHL, but it is still a high-quality place to develop.

Similarly to other junior leagues, the QMJHL has an amateur draft, and the first overall pick is extremely coveted. This year's first overall pick is Maddox Dagenais, son of another former QMJHL first overall pick - Pierre Dagenais.

In 1995 the Moncton Alpines made Pierre Dagenais the first overall pick of the #LHJMQ

Tonight, 29 years later, Pierre's son, Maddox, will also be the 1st overall pick of the #LHJMQ by the #Remparts of Quebec who will obtain the very first selection.

In Eric Lindros style, as a first overall pick, Maddox Dagenais forced a trade, saying he would only play for the Quebec Remparts. Here was the trade with the Drummondville Voltigeurs

Quebec : 1st round 2024 (#1)

Cape Breton : Louca Connolly (04-30-07), 1st round 2024 (#4), 2nd round 2025 (DRU), 1st round 2026

At such a young age, Maddox is already 6 foot 3!

Maddox Dagenais is the first overall pick of the 2024 #QDraft! He joins the Quebec Remparts!

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