Sydney – The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles announced their final roster for the 2014-15 season today. The team will carry a total of 22 players including 12 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goaltenders.
The roster is comprised of 11 returning players and 11 new players. The 11 new players include four players acquired by trade, three players from the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, three players from the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, and one player drafted at the 2013 CHL Import Draft.
The average age is 17.95 with the roster being made up of three 20 year old players, three 19-year-olds, eight 18-year-olds, six 17-year-olds, and two 16-year-olds. The three 20-year-old spots are occupied by returning forwards Kyle Farrell and Charles-Eric Legare along with goaltender Francois Brassard who was acquired at the draft in a trade with the Quebec Remparts. Russian Forwards Max Lazarev and Evgeny Svechnikov hold the two import spots.
Three members of the Screaming Eagles are NHL drafted including Clark Bishop (Carolina), Julien Pelletier (Columbus), and Francois Brassard (drafted by Ottawa, rights currently held by Buffalo).
The roster features four local players including Kyle Farrell of Howie Centre, Miguel Sullivan of Petit-de-Grat, Duncan MacIntyre of Sydney, and Colby Tower of Troy. The team departs for Ufa, Russia Monday evening to participate in the Junior Club World Cup but is without defenseman Duncan MacIntyre who was acquired in a trade with the Quebec Remparts today.
The team was not able to secure a visa for MacIntyre prior to their departure. Forward Samuel L’Italien will make the trip to Russia, but will be reassigned to his midget team following the Junior Club World Cup. Maxim Ballargeron, a 17-year-old defenseman, was the final player cut today.
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