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PORTLAND, Maine – The Mariners have signed goaltender Francois Brassard to a SPC, the team announced on Wednesday. Brassard is a 2012 draft pick of the Ottawa Senators and recently finished up his collegiate career at Carleton University (USports).
A native of Gatineau, QC, the same hometown as Daniel Briere, Brassard started his junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Quebec Remparts. He was a workhorse for the Remparts, playing 58 and 54 games respectively over his last two seasons there (2012-13 and 13-14). He split his final season of juniors between the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and his hometown Gatineau Olympiques. In that season, he pulled off a remarkable feat: scoring two empty net goals, one with each team.
The 6’1, 172 pound netminder had a brief professional stint in 2015-16 with the Peoria Riverman in the SPHL. In five games there, he had a 2.33 GAA and a .903 SV%. Brassard decided to play college hockey at Carleton University (Ottawa) for three seasons, finishing the 2018-19 regular season with a 14-6-0 record in 22 games. He posted a 2.33 GAA and a .918 SV%. He also posted a 2.51 GAA in eight playoff games. Brassard has been a consistent playoff performer, appearing in the postseason in seven of his ten seasons of Midget, Junior, Collegiate and Professional hockey.
ROSTER MOVE: The Mariners have signed goaltender Francois Brassard, from @CURavens (USports).
— Maine Mariners (@MarinersOfMaine) March 20, 2019
Brassard joins Chris Nell on the Mariners current goaltending depth chart. Domenic Graham was released on Tuesday.
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