On Sunday The Sherbrooke Phœnix announced the arrival of a new managing director, Philippe Sauvé, who has been appointed head of the Club’s hockey department. Until recently a player’s agent, Sauvé is no stranger to the world of hockey. According to a press release from the Phoenix, the former goaltender played 32 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) and over 200 games in the American Hockey League (AHL), after playing 4 seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Rimouski Océanic, Drummondville Voltigeurs and Hull Olympiques.
A native of Buffalo, USA, the 43-year-old has been based in Quebec since hanging up his skates following the 2007-2008 season, after a season in Germany. The former goalkeeper remains directly involved in the sport that has always fascinated him, since until recently, along with his father Robert, he acted as an agent, overseeing the careers of other Jandec players.
“I was ready for a new challenge in my career. Jocelyn Thibault contacted me and we had several good conversations. It’s with great pleasure and pride that I’m taking on this new professional challenge and joining the Sherbrooke Phoenix,” Philippe Sauvé was quoted in the announcement about the appointment.