The Lewiston MAINEiacs have announced that forward Marc-Antoine Rousseau has elected to return to his Junior AAA team, the Valleyfield Braves.
Marc-Antoine Rousseau was originally selected by the MAINEiacs with the 199th overall pick in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft.
Last season, the Beauce, QC native made his QMJHL debut on December 27th in a 4-3 win over the Victoriaville Tigres. Rousseau went on to play in five games with Lewiston during the 2009-10 campaign, finishing with two penalty minutes, three shots on goal, and a plus/minus rating of +1.
The remainder of Rousseau's 2009-10 season was spent in Valleyfield, where he recorded 16 goals, 12 assists, 28 points, and 41 penalty minutes in 48 games.
This season, the 18-year old played in three games with the MAINEiacs, finishing with four penalty minutes, one shot on goal, and a plus/minus rating of -2. During the preseason, Rousseau had a good showing, picking up one goal, one assist, and six penalty minutes in five contests.
The MAINEiacs would like to wish Marc-Antoine nothing but the best in Valleyfield, and the organization will be keeping tabs on his play with the Braves.
With four players still attending NHL training camps, the Lewiston MAINEiacs' roster currently sits at 21 players (12 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies).
The MAINEiacs return to action on Friday night at 7:00, as they begin a two-game weekend series against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.