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ISLANDERS FORWARD TO BECOME PART OWNER OF QMJHL TEAM

New York Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau is set to become a part owner of the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL. Pageau spent two and a half years with Gatineau during his junior career. His current teammate, Derek Brassard, a Hull/Gatineau native, is also a part owner on the Olympiques, owning a 10% stake in the team.



Pageau, 27, as mentioned spent two and a half years in Gatineau. He put up 149 points (71 G, 78 A), 54 penalty minutes and was a +27 in 152 games as a member of the Olympiques.

Pageau was drafted in the fourth round, 96th overall in the 2011 NHL entry draft by the Ottawa Senators. He spent 8 years in the Senators organization before being traded to the New York Islanders on trade deadline day (February 24th) for a conditional first round pick in 2020, a second round pick in 2020, and a conditional third round pick in 2022.

In 435 NHL regular season games, Pageau has put up 184 points (89 G, 95 A), 170 penalty minutes, and is a +10. Pageau got into 22 playoff games with the Islanders during their run to the Eastern Conference Final, where he had 11 points (8 G, 3 A), 21 penalty minutes, and was a +10.



This is a good opportunity for Pageau to invest in his former junior team. The organization is opening its new arena this fall, after spending the past 17 years at the Hull Arena/Robert Guertin Centre.
COOPER GODIN
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020  (14H15)