Nicola Riopel
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Nicola Riopel

Hometown:

St-Pie-de-Bagot Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-02-20

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2009

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

5th round (142nd overall) 2009

Weight:

162 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

After passing through the 2008 draft without being selected, Riopel attended the Montreal Canadiens training camp but saw his fellow goaltending invitee (Robert Mayer) receive a contract instead of him. He responded by posting record-setting totals in his 2008-09 season. He back stopped the Moncton Wildcats to a Atlantic Division title with 43 wins, a .930 save percentage and a 2.01 goals-against-average (a league record). In return, Riopel received the Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy for the QMJHL‘s lowest GAA as well as the Michel Briere Memorial Trophy as the QMJHL‘s player of the year.

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