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Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Baie-Comeau Drakkar
City: Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada
League: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Division: Telus East
Founded: 1997
Home Arena: Centre Henry-Leonard
Colors: Red, yellow, black and white
General Manager: Flag of Canada Steve Ahearn
Head Coach: Flag of Canada Marco Pietroniro
Franchise history
(1997-Present): Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Championships
Division Championships: 2001, 2003, 2012, 2013

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar ("Viking Ship") are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They play at Centre Henry-Leonard in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. Their franchise was granted for the 1997–98 season.

HistoryEdit

The Drakkar first played in the QMJHL in 1997. One of the founders of the team was former Quebec Nordique co-founder Marius Fortier.

Baie-Comeau has generally not been successful on the ice, never having won the President's Cup, and with just seven winning seasons in their history, clustered between 2001-2003, 2007-2008 and from 2013 to the 2014 season. The 2012-13 team made it to the league finals for the first time in franchise history, finishing with the second best record in the league and losing in the finals to the Halifax Mooseheads, four games to one.

NHL alumni include Marc-André Bergeron, Jean-François Jacques, Yanick Lehoux, Olivier Michaud, Joel Perrault, Patrick Thoresen, Bruno St. Jacques and Gabriel Bourque.

During its 2005-06 season, the team was the subject of the documentary film Junior by the National Film Board of Canada.[1]

Season-by-season recordEdit

Regular seasonEdit

OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss, Pct = Winning percentage
Season Games WonLostTiedOLSLPointsPct Goalsfor Goalsagainst Standing Playoff
1997–98 7018475--410.2932153327th, DilioOut of Playoffs
1998–99 7018448--440.3142082977th, DilioOut of Playoffs
1999–2000 72313155-720.5002572853rd, EastLost 1st round
2000–01 72412380-900.6252832551st, EastLost 3rd round
2001–02 72382572-850.5902882312nd, EastLost 1st round
2002–03 72501462-1080.7503192131st, EastLost 3rd round
2003–04 70214252-490.3501952855th, EasternLost 1st round
2004–05 70243754-570.4072082805th, EasternLost 1st round
2005–06 703038-2-620.4432492857th, WesternLost 1st round
2006–07 703526-18790.5643042857th, TelusLost 2nd round
2007–08 704519-24960.6862492102nd, TelusLost 1st round
2008–09 682237-72530.3902062974th, EastLost 1st round
2009–10 682140-43490.3601872974th, EastOut of Playoffs
2010–11 681246-64340.2501512666th, EastOut of Playoffs
2011–12 682934-14630.4632172416th, Telus EastLost 2nd round
2012–13 684419-23930.6842741911st, Telus EastLost in Finals
2013–14 684716-23990.7282551701st, Telus EastLost in Finals
2014-15 683525-53780.5742272374th, East DivisionLost in Quarterfinals
2015-16 681449-23330.2601473026th EastDid Not Qualify

Team recordsEdit

The team's all-time leading point scorer is Yanick Lehoux with 164 goals and 218 assists for 382 points; he is also the team's all-time leader in goals and assists. Thierry Douville is the team's all-time penalty minute leader with 1104. Frédéric Gamelin has played the most games in team history with 315.

Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points1082002–03
Most wins502002–03
Most goals for3192002–03
Least goals for1202009–10
Least goals against1912012-13
Most goals against3321997–98
Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goalsYanick Lehoux672000-01
Most assistsFrançois Bouchard802006–07
Most pointsYanick Lehoux1352000–01
Most points, rookieValentin Zykov752012–13
Most points, defencemanMarc-André Dorion542006–07
Best GAA, goaliePhilippe Cadorette2.362013-14
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

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Drakkar GreatsEdit

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