Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings Sign QMJHL Free Agent With a Scoring Touch
With the NHL trade marketplace in the midst of buying spree, the Detroit Red Wings landed a 45-goal scorer Wednesday.
Right wing Alexandre Doucet, 21, has 45 goals and 44 assists for 89 points in 58 games. However, his points came for the Val d’Or Foreurs and Halifax Moosehead in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He’s 6-foot, 187 pounds. Doucet was passed over in the NHL draft and is playing as an overage player in the QMJHL.
The Red Wings signed Doucet to a three-year entry level contract.
All smiles from Alex Doucet as he signs his entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings #GoMooseGo #LGRW pic.twitter.com/eop2eql94G
— Halifax Mooseheads (@HFXMooseheads) March 1, 2023
Doucet leads the QMJHL in scoring, shooting percentage (26.9%) and shorthanded goals (eight), and is fourth in points. He is tied for 11th in assists and tied for sixth in power play goals (11).
He was traded by Val d’Or to Halifax on Dec. 21. He has recorded 36 points, and is +21, in 24 games since the deal. Earlier this season, Doucet had a 14-game point scoring streak. Doucet posted 27 point during that streak.
The Moosehead gave up three draft picks, including a first rounder to get Doucet. When the deal was made, Halifax general manager Cam Russell said: “He’s a game-changer,” Russell said. “We think this trade gives us one of the best players in the league this season and makes our lineup even more dangerous than it already was.”