Eskasoni Nova Scotia
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6th round (174th overall), 2009
2008-09: Bernard put another QMJHL season under his belt, with the type of numbers you’d expect to see from an enfocer. In 53 games for the Shawinigan Cataractes last season, he scored three goals and an assist, to go along with 111 PIM’s. The Devils selected him in the 6th round, where he was listed as being drated out of Shawinigan, but he had actually been dealt in the offseason to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, where he will play closer to his hometown this coming season.
2009-10: Ashton found himself with Cape Breton of the Q, this season. In 48 games, Ashton would find the back of the net 3 times and add 5 helpers.
Talent Analysis At this point in his young career, Bernard appears to be strictly one dimensional, and that dimension is fighting, something he is very good at as he has piled up just under 400 PIM's in his three years in junior.
Future Bernard will return to the QMJHL in 2009-10, this time for Cape Breton. Expect similar numbers across the board, but now that he's drafted, will have to work on developing his other skills if he wants to make it to the NHL.