The QMJHL announced that Jakob Pelletier (15GP-9G-16A-25P) and Justin Bergeron (17GP-6G-8A-14P) have been named QMJHL Players of the Month for October 2018. Pelletier took home the honours as Forward of the Month while Bergeron was honoured as the Defenceman of the Month.
Currently riding a six-game point streak, 17-year-old from Quebec City, QC has vaulted into sixth place in league scoring to close out the first full month of the 2018-19 campaign. Pelletier was drafted third overall by the Moncton Wildcats in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft. Eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, the second-year winger is already building off a rookie season that saw him notch 61 points in 60 regular season games.
Bergeron is on pace to shatter his previous personal bests for goals (9) and points (30) in a season in the QMJHL. The 18-year-old from Magog, QC sits tied for fourth among all defensemen in scoring, while his +14 rating places him third. Bergeron is also a leader on a Huskies defensive corps that has surrendered the fewest goal in the league (41) as the calendar flips to November. Bergeron was selected by Rouyn-Noranda in the fourth round of the 2016 QMJHL Entry Draft and attended the Boston Bruins NHL training camp earlier this season.