Monday, February 27, 2012
Quick Skinny on the prospects
Isles acquired Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin in the trade for Mottau and Rolston.
Riendeau, 22, is a former 58-goal scorer in the Q, where he played for current Lightning coach Guy Boucher. He has split time this season w the Providence Bruins (AHL) 3-3-6 in 18 games and Reading Royals (ECHL) 9-20-29 in 33 games. Riendeau's most famous teammate from his 58-goal, 126 point season in Drummondville was Sean Couturier of the Flyers. However, Riendeau is 4 1/2 years older than Couturier.
Cantin, 21, is a first-year pro, who has also split time with the same two teams, going pointless in 19 games with Providence and 1-5-6 in 16 games with Reading.
Cantin was a teammate of Casey Cizikas' at Missisauga St. Michaels last season. Cantin, a defensemen, went 10-31-41 in the regular season (61 games) and added six assists in 20 playoff contests.
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