Fresh off an Alberta Junior B championship with his hometown Airdrie Thunder of the Heritage Junior Hockey League, Brett LeGrandeur decided to take his show on the road moving on to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Yorkton Terriers for the 2019-20 season.
The 19-year-old forward, who had 47 points in 35 games with the Thunder last season, took a while to get acclimated to his new surroundings, but once he settled in the 5-foot-10, 175-pound LeGrandeur has become one of the Terriers’ most consistent producers.
Held off the scoresheet for the first seven games, LeGrandeur then went on a run where he collected 10 points in the next five games resulting in Yorkton picking up eight of a possible 10 points and moving into a three-way tie for second place in the Viterra Division standings.
LeGrandeur had remained close to home for all of his hockey prior to this year as his entire midget career was with various Airdrie squads. In Midget AA as a 16-year-old, LeGrandeur collected 35 points in 31 games and the following season in the Alberta Midget Hockey League he totalled 20 points in another 31 tilts.
The Terriers will likely be in a dogfight for a playoff spot this season, but if they continue to see improved play from players like LeGrandeur then the road to the post-season will only become that much easier.