Today we present a new player who signed with our team, a 26-year-old Canadian “center”: Jean-François Plante.
Jean-François Plante was born in the Canadian city of Richmond, with a height of 185 cm. and 95 kilograms. From 2009-2014 he played in the Canadian Youth League QMJHL (for teams such as Shawinigan Cataracts, Rimouski Océanic, Sherbrooke Phoenix and Victoriaville Tigres).
In total he played 346 games in QMJHL (regular seasons plus play-off) and scored 180 points. He had an extraordinary last season in QMJHL (2013/2014). In the first part of the season he played at Sherbrooke Phoenix – where he scored 33 goals in 41 games and in the second part of the season he played for the Victoriaville Tigres team – where he was also one of the best scorers, managing to score. 19 goals and give teammates 16 decisive passes (35 points) in just 28 games. Very good developments in QMJHL brought him a scholarship from Moncton University.
At the Moncton University team, he played four seasons (2014-2018), being one of the best players on the team. In the 2016/2017 season he was the scorer of the USports league (with 28 goals scored) and was selected in the “ideal team” of the league. In fact, after that season, in April 2017, he received the title of best athlete of Moncton University.
He graduated from Moncton University in 2018 (graduating in Physical Therapy) but remained in the USports University League because he enrolled in a postgraduate program in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy at the University of Ottawa.
For the University of Ottawa team, last season he played in a total of 26 gmes in the regular season, managing to score 23 points (10 goals and 13 decisive passes). In the playoff he had 5 appearances, scoring a goal and scoring a decisive pass.
Jean-François Plante is characterized as a very fast and technical center and we hope to have a great contribution to our team for next season.