November 03, 2010

QMJHL Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Former NHL great Vincent Damphousse headlines the list of inductees who will enter the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Hall of Fame next spring.

Damphousse starred with the Laval Voisins/Titan from 1983 through 1986. In 229 games in the Q he scored 123 goals, 245 assists for 368 points. He would be the 6th overall draft pick in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

Joining Damphousse in the Hall is another long time NHLer, Martin Lapointe. Lapointe also starred with Laval, playing in parts of four seasons from 1990 through 1993.He scored 338 points (149 goals and 189 assists) in 195 games. Detroit selected Lapointe 10th overall in 1991.

Joining those two NHL veterans in the QMJHL Hall of Fame is Robert Desjardins. The little known goalie used to be known as the little goalie in the Q, playing with 4 different teams back in the 1980s. Although he was twice named as the top goalie and once crowned as the league's most valuable player, at 5'5" no NHL team ever drafted him. He attended Concordia University in Montreal for four years, starring between the pipes for the Stingers hockey team. He later toiled in the ECHL for three years before retiring.

Harold Mackay was instrumental in the QMJHL's expansion into Atlantic Canada .

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