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Trio of former Jr. Sens move on to QMJHL opportunities


Ottawa, ON- The Ottawa Jr. Senators would like to express congratulations to three former members of the organization on signing in the Québec Major Junior Hockey League.

Maxime Blanchard has inked a contract with the Sherbrooke Phoenix for this coming season. The 19-year-old spent only one season wearing the red, white, and blue, becoming one of the team’s top blueliners accumulating nine goals, 18 assists, for 27 points in 53 games last season.

The Pelham, Ontario native was a former 13th round draft pick of the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs and captain of the MPHL’s Ridley College before joining OJS.

Next, just days after being traded to the Nepean Raiders, Brendan Bays signed a deal that would see him play under Hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy and the Québec Remparts. The former HEO Midget AAA Defenceman of the Year scored two goals while adding eight assists for 10 points in 52 games this past season.

The Ottawa native was originally selected in the first round of the 2019 OHL u18 Priority Selection 15th overall to the Oshawa Generals. Bays skated with the Jr. Sens during the 2019 Fred Page and Centennial Cup as an affiliate and got into four games over the course of the two tournaments.

Finally, after being released from the Gatineau Olympiques, Zachary Gravel made the Victoriaville Tigres out of training camp after playing for both OJS and the Nepean Raiders last season. The 18-year-old from Saint-Samuel, Québec appeared in 39 games in Ottawa scoring eight goals and added nine assists.

While with Gatineau, Gravel played in five games, notching an assist over the course of two seasons after originally being selected 188th overall by the Olympiques in the 2018 QMJHL Draft.

The Ottawa Jr. Senators organization thanks you for your time dawning the red, white, and blue and wish you nothing but the best going forward.