2008-09: Jonathan Racine was chosen in the first round, 8th overall, of the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Shawinigan Cataractes.
2009-10: In his QMJHL rookie season, Racine played in 55 games for the Cataractes. He registered 4 assists on the season. Racine registered no points in 6 playoff games. Racine played for Team Quebec at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, registering no points in 5 games.
2010-11: In 68 games for the Cataractes, Racine scored 2 goals and added 5 assists for 7 points to go along with 86 penatly minutes. In 12 playoff games, Racine registered 1 assist and 22 penalty minutes.
2011-12: Overshadowed by the high profile offensive stars for Memorial Cup champion Shawinigan and the team's top defense pairing of Morgan Ellis (MON) and Brandon Gormley (PHO), Racine provided toughness and solid defensive play for the Cataractes. He was plus-18 and second on Shawinigan with 107 penalty minutes while scoring 3 goals with 10 assists in 61 games. Shawinigan finished fourth in the East Division but fell in the second round of the QMJHL tournament before winning the Memorial Cup as the host team. Racine was plus-seven with 1 goal and 5 assists in 11 QMJHL playoff games and was plus-one with no points and 12 penalty minuets in six Memorial Cup games.
A physical defender, Racine skates well, has a quick point shot and a safe first pass, but his real ability is with the defensive side of the game. He plays a steady game beyond his years and is great at reading the play as it presents itself, positioning himself effectively and separating the puck carrier from the puck.
Although Racine was impressive at the Panthers development camp in the early summer, he will play another year in the QMJHL to sharpen his skills. The odds are that he will join the professional ranks next year, play a season or to in the minors and then make a run at a mid-pair spot in the NHL.