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Flames sign free agent forward Louick Marcotte

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The Calgary Flames have signed undrafted forward Louick Marcotte his agent Allain Roy confirmed.

According to the Calgary Sun, the deal is an American Hockey League contract.

Marcotte spent the 2014-15 season with Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League leading the Olympiques with 36 goals and 76 points in 63 regular season games. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Marcotte added a goal and two assists in 10 playoff games.

His most impressive season came in 2013-14. While with the Val d’Or Foreurs Marcotte scored 42 goals and 100 points in 67 games finishing second in team scoring behind Red Wings’ prospect Anthony Mantha. Marcotte added 12 goals and 37 points as the Foreurs won the QMJHL title earning a trip to the Memorial Cup.

The 21-year-old is likely to begin his professional career with the Stockton Heat next season.

Bruins coach Julien honored by former junior team

Claude Julien

Claude Julien isn’t just a Stanley Cup winning coach, he was a great coach in junior hockey as well.

Because of that, the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL are raised a banner to honor their former coach. Back in 1997, Julien coached the Hull Olympiques to the QMJHL and Memorial Cup titles.

Julien’s time coaching in the Quebec league saw him not just have success with Hull but also for Team Canada’s World Junior teams in 1999 assisting them to a silver medal and in 2000 as the head coach of their bronze medal winning team. In his career with Hull, Julien won 141 out of 266 games.

The accolade comes on top of Julien’s 2011 Stanley Cup championship with the Bruins.