Castonguay was originally a ninth-round afterthought, chosen by Lewiston with the 132nd pick in the 2004 Midget Draft. Castonguay defied the odds, making the team out of camp. Castonguay’s play made Lewiston’s scouts look like they had gotten themselves a steal, as he finished his rookie campaign with a very respectable 32 points. Had he been born a few days earlier, last season would have been his draft year, though, as luck would have it, he had one more year of eligibility, and made the most of it. Playing an important role on the tenacious MAINEiacs squad, Castonguay finished the season with 65 points, good enough for third on the team, helping pick up some of the slack stemming from the departures of Alexandre Picard and Alex Bourret.
Castonguay is a dynamic offensive player, who benefited greatly from his increased role with the squad. A regular fixture on the Lewiston top power play unit (he finished the season with 19 goals with the man advantage), Castonguay is also willing to dispense the puck. A good skater, with decent on-ice awareness, Castonguay will be a valuable component of next year’s MAINEiacs squad.