A journalist drew a very interesting parallel between Logan Mailloux and a former star defender

Published January 10, 2022 at 8:53 PM

Often mentioned in the media for the wrong reasons in recent months, Logan Mailloux is finally starting to receive the credit he deserves. A few months after deciding to take charge, Mailloux played his first games of the season on the weekend, and that's not to say, he impressed.

Author of four points, including two goals, in two games, the young 18-year-old defender draws praise and many are beginning to see his potential. In fact, Mathias Brunet of the newspaper La Presse compared Mailloux to a former great player in the National Hockey League, Rob Ramage.

Now working as director of player development for the CH, the former defender has also committed a huge blunder in his past, more precisely in 2003. Ramage, who was intoxicated, had then collided head-on with another vehicle on his way back from the funeral, resulting in the death of his friend, Keith Magnuson.

Four years later, in 2007, he was sentenced to four years in prison for impaired driving causing death. He had finally served ten months in prison, before being released for good behaviour.

Despite everything, Ramage is proof that an athlete can recover, even after committing a criminal act, he who has been working in youth development for more than a decade now, including nearly eight years with the Canadiens.

Mailloux, on the other hand, is one of the Habs' rare quality prospects on the right side of the defense. It will therefore be important to surround him in order to maximize the chances that he will achieve a career equal to his talent and not to go after him for an act that is certainly extremely serious, but especially committed at a VERY young age.

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