By Michael Boriero
The Sherbrooke Phoenix selected Éthan Gauthier with the first overall pick in the 2021 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) draft on Friday evening.
Gauthier was a member of the Magog Cantonniers last season, however due to the pandemic he was unable to suit up in any games. Sherbrooke head coach Stéphane Julien said the team’s scouts based a lot of their reports on the 16-year-old’s previous season.
“I think of the year we went through with all of those guys, they haven’t practiced much, they haven’t played much, either, so we took a lot of information from Bantam AAA and there was no doubt from every coach, and last year’s season, that he was the best player,” he said.
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