Clément Valette signs with Jr Senators

Vallette was the top scorer on the Ulysse prep team last season and recorded the 6th most points in the CSSHLE U18 league.

By Rowan McCarthy

The Ottawa Jr Senators are excited to announce that Ulysse Prep Académie’s Clément Valette will sign with the team for the 2024-25 season.

“I am very honored and excited to be part of this organization,” said Valette. “I have been looking for a junior team and Ottawa was my first choice.”

Valette produced at an elite level in the CSSHLE last season. In 23 games he scored 14 goals and picked up 22 assists. The league recognized his ability by naming him to the CSSHLE U18 Second All-Star Team.

Born in Montreal, Valette played in Quebec and even spent some time in France prior to making the jump to the junior level.

The 2006-born forward’s scoring touch will be a nice addition to the Jr Senators roster next season. While he will have to adjust to life in the CCHL chances are good that he will be able to make a solid contribution to the team.

“I am a 200-foot guy. I am good on defense and on offense,” said Valette. “I never give up and always work 100 percent. That is what I plan to bring to the Junior Senators.”

Hard work has been synonymous with the Juniors Senators in the last decade. The constant refrain around the organization has been that they want their players to play the game “the right way.”

This has invariably included hard work and being attentive to defensive responsibilities. Valette’s natural tendencies will serve him well within the organization as he transitions to junior hockey.

He will not be alone on this journey; he will be joined by former teammate Antoine Poirier who has also agreed to join the Junior Senators. Valette says that his pre-existing chemistry with Poirier will be helpful as the pair make the jump to juniors.

In his free time, Valette likes to be outdoors. He enjoys playing other sports and spending time with his family. He admits that like most teenagers, he enjoys catching up on sleep when he isn’t busy.

Next year, he will attend the University of Ottawa where he will major in business and finance.