Mooseheads add 20-year-old Defenceman


The Halifax Mooseheads shored up the overage situation over the weekend when the officially gained the services of 20-year-old defenceman David Lafrance. The Orleans, ON native played a handful of seasons in the CCHL between Gloucester and Rockland before heading south of the border for one season in the NCAA with Robert Morris University.

General Manager Cam Russell says Lafrance will be on the roster when the regular season opens in October. He joins forward Zack Jones and fellow defenceman Brendan Tomilson as the three 20-year-old players on the team.

Lafrance, a former third round pick of the Ottawa 67’s, had seven goals and 37 assists in 111 CCHL games before picking up four points in 14 NCAA games. Head Coach Sylvain Favreau also hails from Orleans, ON and became familiar with Lafrance during his time as a Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations in the CCHL.

“I’ve known David since his days in Minor Bantam and have basically seen him grow up through the years,” Favreau said.

“When I saw what happened with his NCAA program folding, I spoke to Cam Russell and we jumped at the opportunity to see if David would have an interest in coming here. He felt that playing in Halifax would be a great fit and he is really excited about it.

In terms of the type of player and person he is, David will bring maturity not only to the ice but also in the room. He is a two-way player with a high compete level. I feel he’ll fit in well with our mix of veterans and youth.”

The newest Mooseheads blueliner will report to training camp on Saturday along with the other veteran players. Camp opens for the rookies this Wednesday afternoon with registration and medicals on the docket.

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The full roster for 2021 Training Camp presented by Eastlink is set to be released today.

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