The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has named forward Jakob Pelletier and defenceman Jordan Spence to the 2021 QMJHL First All-Star Team, in recognition of their excellent performances during the 2020-21 season.
Pelletier, the Flames’ 2019 first round draft pick (26th overall), dominated opponents all season, notching a whopping 13 goals and 30 assists, for a total of 43 points in 28 games – good for 12th in the QMJHL – while serving as captain of the Val d’Or Foreurs. Prior to being acquired by Val d’Or last offseason, Pelletier spent three seasons with the Moncton Wildcats, scoring 94 goals and 232 points in 182 games.
Spence, the Kings’ 2019 fourth round draft pick (95th overall) and the reigning Émile Bouchard Trophy recipient as the QMJHL’s defenceman of the year in 2019-20, took things to another level this past season, to the tune of 10 goals, 30 assists and 40 points in 32 games for both the Foreurs and the Wildcats. This was the second consecutive year Spence was named to the QMJHL’s First All-Star Team.
Both Pelletier and Spence were big contributors to Val d’Or during their run to the President Cup final, finishing first and second in team scoring with 23 and 20 points across 15 games each, respectively.