Our team managed to get stronger for the rest of the season with Canadian quarterback Samuel Labrecque (27).
Labrecque, born February 20, 1992 in the Canadian city of Granby, is 173 cm height and 83 kilos.
He is a very offensive defender, last season he evolved in the first French league at Gap, being the defender with the most goals scored in the league (11 goals).
He began his hockey career in Canada, evolving during junior years in leagues such as the “Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League”, “Midwest Prep Hockey League” and “British Columbia Hockey League”.
From 2011-2014 he evolved into the strong NCAA American University League, on the Clarkson University team.
Between 2014-2016 he moved to the Canadian university league USports, on the McGill University team, where he had two very good seasons, in the 2015/2016 season receiving the title of “defender of the year” in the league.
He entered the European hockey circuit in 2016, when he signed a contract with the Austrian team Villacher SV (EBEL), where he was a teammate with one of the best foreign players to ever pass our team, the American Kevin Wehrs.
In the 2016/2017 season it was used by Villacher SV in 52 matches, scoring a total of 26 points (13 goals and 13 goal passes), being the best scorer among the team’s defenders.
The 2017/2018 season started in the ECHL (with the Wichita Tunder team) but after a while he returned to EBEL at Villacher SV.
In the second season the Austrian team was used in 35 games and scored a total of 14 points (3 goals and 11 goal passes).
Last season evolved into the first French league (“Synerglace Ligue Magnus”) at Gap.
In the 41 games played last season at Gap he managed to score 11 goals (thus becoming the best scorer of the league’s defenders) and gave his teammates 12 goals.