Texas Adds Forward Justin Ducharme on AHL Deal

(Credit: Laval Rocket)

Texas supplemented its forward corps further today with the addition of Justin Ducharme, formerly of the Laval Rocket. 

Ducharme has a championship pedigree from his time in the QMJHL and compiled a resume with seven points in 19 games with Laval in his rookie year. He also spent time in Trois-Rivieres, compiling 25 regular season points and a pair of points in the playoffs for the ECHL club.

Here's the release: 

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Wednesday the club signed forward Justin Ducharme to a one-year AHL contract through the 2022-23 season.

Ducharme, 22, appeared in 19 games as a rookie for the Laval Rocket in 2021-22 and compiled seven points (5-2=7). He also totaled 25 points (11-14=25) in 35 games for the ECHL’s Trois-Rivieres Lions and added a goal and an assist in five Kelly Cup Playoff games.

Originally undrafted, the winger from Mirabel, Quebec compiled 132 points (75-57=132) in 199 games split between Acadie-Bathurst, Chicoutimi and Val-d’Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, before turning pro. Ducharme helped the Acadie-Bathurst Titan capture the QMJHL Championship and Memorial Cup Championship in 2017-18, scoring three goals and 11 points in 20 playoff games.