The Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce graduating star forward Edouard Michaud has committed to play for the University of Moncton Blue Eagles.
The University of Moncton is part of U-Sports Hockey (formerly CIS Hockey): the highest Collegiate hockey in Canada. The league is dominated by CHL and CJHL graduates who want to persue post-secondary hockey while attending a Canadian University.
Michaud played a major role in leading the way offensively for the Storm last season amassing an impressive 39 goals and 34 assists for a total of 73 points in 52 regular season games. In the first round of the AJHL playoffs, Michaud was unstoppable against Sherwood Park; leading the way for the Storm with 7 goals in the series. During the 17/18 season Edouard received AJHL player of the week honours twice and also was selected as AJHL Player of the Month for September after starting the season with 15 points in the first 9 regular season games. Michaud was selected to play for Canada East at the 2016 WJAC and also played in the CJHL Prospects game during the same season.
Matt Keillor, Head Coach and Associate General Manager of the Storm, says the staff is excited to see Michaud continue his hockey with a great program like Moncton. “Michaud had lots of options, but we're very happy he has chosen to play University hockey. It's not every day you find a player with Michaud’s abilities. He is the definition of a shooter, if he had a lane on the right side of the ice it was in the back of the net. If he didn’t have the shoulder injury after his incredible start to the season, he would have been pushing for 50 goals. It is great to see these guys come in and have success here in Grande Prairie. Michaud loved the city and loved the building and loved scoring goals in front of these fans, so to see him rewarded and moving onto play for the University of Moncton is fantastic. We wish him all the best and can’t wait to see what his future holds.”