Tourigny joins Titan with one goal in mind

There is one goal in mind for Miguël Tourigny when he hits the ice with our Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the coming weeks. “Winning the cup.”

We have the same goal, which is why we brought the offensive defenceman on board from the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada over the Christmas trade period. General Manager Sylvain Couturier traded our second, third and fourth round picks in the 2024 QMJHL Entry Draft and the Drummondville Voltigeurs second round pick in 2023 to the Armada in exchange for Tourigny.

“Tourigny is a defenceman with a really high hockey IQ that can play as good on offense [as] on defense,” said Couturier. “We are really pleased to have a player with that many skills with our team.”

The 19-year-old from Victoriaville, Quebec is excited to be join the team. “It’s a great team, great organization, so I’m very excited to join the Titan,” said Tourigny.

Now in his fourth season playing major junior and ranked one of the top defencemen in the league this season, the blue-liner has 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points in 30 games and has a plus/minus of five. Tourigny was drafted 23rd overall in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Armada and throughout the course of his major junior career has a total of 55 goals and 74 assists for 129 points in 166 games.

He suited-up for the 2019 and 2021 playoffs, the latter of which he scored three goals and had five assists in nine games. Before the puck dropped this season Tourigny attended Anaheim Ducks camp. During his stay with the Ducks, Tourigny said he noticed how serious the players took themselves and how they gave it their all during practice.

“Every time going on the ice, off the ice and they were real professionals,” he said. “So, I bring this to the Titan. It’s going to be a great team. And for sure, the mentality that they have it’s different than the juniors. So, I’ll just bring this mentality out there so it’s going to be great.”

Tourigny’s love of the game goes back to his childhood when his parents used to bring him to play hockey around two-years-old. His passion for the sport has only grown over time.

“I love the sport, I love to be in the room with the guys [and]I love to be on the ice with them and winning games,” he said. “So, since I started, I’m passionate at 100 per cent.”

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