Son of former Canadian Pierre Dagenais makes QMJHL Draft history


Maddox Dagenais was the No. 1 overall pick of the Quebec Remparts after his father was selected No. 1 overall in the 1995 QMJHL Draft by Moncton.

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History was made in Moncton on Friday night when the Quebec Remparts selected Maddox Dagenais with the No. 1 overall pick in the QMJHL Draft.

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Dagenais is the 16-year-old son of former Canadian Pierre Dagenais, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1995 QMJHL Draft by the Moncton Alpines, who changed their team name to Wildcats a year later.

This marks the first time a father and son have both been selected with the No. 1 pick in the QMJHL Draft.

Maddox, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound center from Blainville, posted 42-39-81 totals in 35 games with the Quinte Red Devils U-16 team in the OMHA (Ontario Minor Hockey Association) this past season.

During the 1994-95 Quebec midget Triple-A season, Pierre posted 28-14-42 totals in 34 games before being selected by Moncton with the No. 1 pick in the 1995 QMJHL Draft.

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Pierre posted 43-25-68 totals in 67 games with Moncton during the 1995-96 season before being selected by the New Jersey Devils in the second round (47th overall) of the 1996 NHL Draft.

Pierre had brief stints with the Devils and Florida Panthers before being signed by the Canadiens in the summer of 2003. In Montreal, Pierre was reunited with Mike Ribeiro, who was his linemate during their final junior season with the QMJHL’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in 1997-98. That season, Pierre had 66-67-133 totals in 60 games with the Huskies, while Ribeiro had 40-85-125 totals in 67 games.


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Pierre lasted just two seasons with the Canadiens, posting 22-17-39 totals in 82 games, and his NHL career was over after that with 35-23-58 totals in 142 games.

The trio of Pierre, Ribeiro and goalkeeper José Theodore were nicknamed the “Three Amigos” during their time in Montreal as party boys who liked to hang out together.

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