Young Quebec ECHL veteran joins the Trois-Rivières Lions

Published August 13, 2021 at 12:42

Like their middle brother, the Laval Rocket, the Trois-Rivieres Lions are adding a ton of Quebec players to their roster. The latest addition to the ECHL club is Olivier Galipeau, a 24-year-old defenseman who has never been selected by a National Hockey League team.

Galipeau had a decorated junior career in which he recorded 180 points in 308 games and in which he lifted the President Cup with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in 2018. He had his best QMJHL campaign in 2017-18 when his 74 points, including 25 goals, in 67 games earned him the Emile Bouchard Trophy, awarded to the QMJHL's top defenseman.

Following his QMJHL career, he moved on to the professional circuit with the Atlanta Gladiators and Providence Bruins. He stayed in the ECHL most of the time, having played only nine games in the AHL. In his three seasons in the AHL, he accumulated 23, 34 and 29 points respectively.

Galipeau is known as a leader at heart, having worn the captain's "C" with the Val-d'Or Foreurs and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. He is also known as a winner, a warrior and a defenseman who can get the offense going, which will most likely make him popular in the Trois-Rivières community.
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