2018 QMJHL ENTRY DRAFT – TABLE PREVIEW
The QMJHL Entry Draft takes place this Saturday, June 2nd, in Shawinigan, QC and it’s time to take a look at a few of the faces at the Sea Dogs’ draft table.
While all drafts are critical to a team’s future success, this year is especially important as the Port City team begins a new junior cycle. The Sea Dogs hold the second and eighth overall picks in the QMJHL Entry Draft as well as first overall Import Draft Selection. Additionally, President & General Manager Trevor Georgie has indicated that he expects to be active leading up to Draft Day.
Time to get to know some of the people at the table.
Head Scout – Atlantic Canada
A native of Woodstock, NB., Sid has been with the Sea Dogs since day one, beginning as a Nova Scotia scout before being named the Head Scout for Atlantic Canada in 2014. Sid experienced a very successful amateur and pro career playing in the QMJHL, IHL, CHL and finally NHL with the Vancouver Canucks. As Head Scout for Atlantic Canada Sid primarily follows the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League, NB-PEI Major Midget League and the Newfoundland Major Midget Hockey League.
Assistant GM & Head Scout
Anthony has been with the Sea Dogs for 4 seasons serving as a Quebec scout, and now as Assistant GM and Head Scout. Prior to joining the Sea Dogs Anthony served as Head Scout for the St-Leonard Artic of the LHJAAAQ. Over the past four seasons with the Sea Dogs Anthony has scouted over 1200 games throughout Atlantic Canada, Quebec, New England, and Europe.
Jeff played four seasons with the Saint John Flames of the AHL before a ten year career in the NHL with stops in Calgary, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. In 2014 he was named Assistant Coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs, eventually winning the 2017 President Cup Championship title. Jeff was promoted to Associate Coach for the 2017-18 Sea Dogs season.
Quebec Head Scout
A new face in the Sea Dogs organization this year, Kevin was a scout with the Drummondville Voltigeurs for four seasons where he worked closely with Drummondville Head Coach and Team Canada World Juniors Head Coach, Dominique Ducharme. As the Quebec Head Scout Kevin is responsible for tracking Quebec born players currently playing in the QMAAA, Quebéc Espoir, and LHJAAAQ.
Wayne has been an NHL scout with the St. Louis Blues for the past 21 years. In addtion to his scouting experience, Wayne was also a professional referee. He joined the organization as Senior Advisor in 2016 and provides insight and support to Hockey Operations.
Manager of Hockey Analytics
Justin is an experienced data scientist and works on new, progressive thinking for the Sea Dogs. He joined the Team in 2017 and offers a new perspective on hockey operations.
President & GM
Trevor was named the President of the Sea Dogs in January, 2016, making him the youngest in the CHL, and added the general manager’s role in August 2016.
Not afraid to make a splash, Trevor put his fingerprints on the Sea Dogs President Cup Team by acquiring Callum Booth, Julien Gauthier, and Simon Bourque, as well as trading former QMJHL 1st overall pick Luke Green at the Christmas trade period. In the 2017-18 season Georgie was responsible for trading Joe Veleno to the Drummondville Voltigeurs, a deal that returned three first round picks, plus two second round picks – the largest return for a single player in franchise history.
Prior to joining the Sea Dogs, Trevor was Senior Manager of Consulting at Wasserman Media Group, one of the world’s largest sports agencies.
Josh spent four seasons in the WHL as Associate Coach with the Swift Current Broncos and as Assistant Coach with the Regina Pats. Josh came through Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, most recently as an assistant coach with Canada Black at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Josh earned a master’s degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Calgary, and a diploma from the High Performance Coaching program at the National Coaching Institute in Calgary. Josh was named the Sea Dogs’ seventh head coach in September 2017.
Before joining the Sea Dogs, he spent two years as the Director of Player Development for Creative Artists Agency, regarded as one of the world’s top sports agencies where he worked with the likes of Auston Mathews and Max Domi.