Former QMJHL lands at Rocket

QMJHL alum lands at the Rocket


Forward Ryan Francis signed a one-year, one-way deal with the Laval Rocket, affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens in the American Hockey League, on Monday.

The 20-year-old center completed his time in the junior ranks last season, scoring 25 goals and 40 assists for 65 points in 54 games with the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL . He also played four games with the Stockton Heat, the Calgary Flames' farm club. They drafted him in the fifth round, 143rd overall, of the 2020 National League amateur auction.

However, the Alberta organization relinquished its rights to Francis last month . The Nova Scotian also wore the Cape Breton Eagles uniform on the Courteau circuit.