Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has signed right winger Louick Marcotte to an entry level contract this morning, according to Marcotte’s former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team’s official twitter feed.
Marcotte, a 6’1” 195 pound right shooting winger spent the past five seasons in the QMJHL with three separate teams, finishing his Junior career with the Gatineau Olympques this season.
The native of Longueuil, Quebec spent his first three years with the Prince Edward Island Rocket, where he really broke out in the 2012-13 season. Marcotte scored 27 goals and added 27 assists for 54 points in 63 games that season.
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He nearly doubled his offensive output in 2013-14, scoring 42 goals and 58 assists for 100 points in 67 games on an offensive juggernaut Val d’Or Foreurs squad. Marcotte matched his impressive regular season pace in the playoffs, scoring 12 goals and 25 assists for 37 points in just 24 games, trailing only teammate Anthony Mantha and phenom Jonathan Drouin in league playoff scoring.
Marcotte’s impressive offensive numbers helped lead the Val d’Or Foreurs past powerhouse teams like the Halifax Mooseheads led by Drouin and Nik Ehlers, as well as the Baie Comeau Drakkar on their way to a QMJHL championship and a berth in the 2014 Memorial Cup.
Marcotte was dealt form Val d’Or to the Gatineau Olympiques last summer, and though his offense was down on a much weaker team, he led the Olympiques in scoring with 36 goals, 40 assists and 76 points in 63 games.
Marcotte went undrafted, but has the size and the talent to become a scorer at the NHL level. Though it is no guarantee Marcotte becomes a star for the Flames, Calgary just added an impressive offensive player to their organization, and it cost them nothing – not even a late draft pick – to do so.