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Pierre-Olivier Joseph (born July 1, 1999) is a Canadian junior ice hockey player who currently plays for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was drafted 23rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Pierre-Olivier Joseph
Born (1999-07-01) July 1, 1999 (age 20)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Pittsburgh Penguins
Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2017
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career TBD–present

Playing careerEdit

Joseph was drafted 78th overall in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Charlottetown Islanders.[2] He was named an alternate captain for the 2016–17 season. At the end of the season he was named the Islanders finalist for the Marcel Robert Trophy.[3] The following season he was named captain of the Islanders.[4] During the 2018–19 season, Joseph was traded to the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Joseph was drafted 23rd overall at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes. On December 4, 2017, he signed a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes.[5]

On June 29, 2019, Joseph was traded by the Coyotes, along with Alex Galchenyuk, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks, and a fourth-round pick. [6]

Personal lifeEdit

Joseph was born in Laval, Quebec, but grew up in Chambly, Quebec.[7] His brother Mathieu was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois QMAAA 42 3 8 11 18
2015–16 Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois QMAAA 19 1 9 10 12
2015–16 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 48 1 7 8 30 12 1 2 3 6
2016–17 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 62 6 33 39 54 13 1 5 6 12
2017–18 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 63 13 33 46 59 18 1 11 12 24
2018–19 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 27 7 18 25 36
2018–19 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 35 2 20 22 26 16 2 7 9 8
QMJHL totals 235 29 111 140 205 59 5 25 30 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charlottetown Islanders Pierre-Olivier Joseph drafted 23rd overall in NHL draft". CBC News. June 25, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "2015 Draft Summary". charlottetownislanders.com. June 6, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 Marcel-Robert Trophy candidates revealed". theqmjhl.ca. February 27, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Coyotes sign Pierre-Olivier Joseph to entry-level deal". sportsnet.ca. December 4, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2018. in his first year as team captain
  5. ^ "Coyotes Sign Joseph to Entry-Level Contract". NHL.com. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins trade Phil Kessel to Arizona Coyotes Alex Galchenyuk". The Sports Network. June 29, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Pierre-Olivier Joseph's NHL Draft Profile". National Hockey League. June 24, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jakob Chychrun
Arizona Coyotes first round draft pick
2017
Succeeded by
Barrett Hayton