SLM. THE YOUNG FRENCH GUILLAUME LECLERC AT THE TOP OF THE POSTER

04/03/2019

With 29 goals and 32 assists, Guillaume Leclerc finished top scorer of the Synerglace Ligue Magnus 2018/2019. At just 23 years old, the French native of Besançon playing at Brûleurs de Loups in Grenoble won the Charles Ramsay Trophy, succeeding his team-mate Alexandre Giroux. Back on this incredible performance.

The season began under the best auspices for the young international tricolor, formed in Besançon. On September 8, facing Chamonix, Guillaume Leclerc scored two points including the decisive goal in overtime. Two weeks later, still against Chamonix but this time to Richard Bozon, he offers his first double. He will be adding five more during the season. The # 22 Grenoble will even succeed a hat trick on the 35th day in front of Strasbourg. Aside from this game against the Black Star, which he will finish with five points on the clock, Leclerc also reached four points on the ice of Bordeaux on November 25 (two goals, two assists).

At the end of the season, two days after having celebrated his 23 years, the Grenoblois will score his 29th and last goal against Anglet. His 32nd and last assist will be delivered two days later in Nice. Finishing with 61 points in 44 games played, Guillaume Leclerc wins the individual Charles Ramsay trophy of best counter. After Canadian Alexandre Giroux in 2018 and Czech Josef Podlaha in 1999, he is the third player of the Wolf Burners to receive this title. He leads his two teammates Joel Champagne and Denny Kearney by one. Rouen's Alex Aleardi and Marc-André Thinel complete the Top 5.

It is the second youngest Frenchman to win this distinction, behind Franck Pajonkowski, who won the first of his five titles in 1985 at age 21 with Megève. Recordman of this trophy, Pajonkowski had succeeded him Tricolores Guillaume Besse in 2002 (Rouen, 26 years old) and François Rozenthal in 2004 (Amiens, 28 years old). Since then, only two French-Canadians had in turn registered their name in the list: Julien Desrosiers in 2015 at the age of 34 with Rouen and Maxime Lacroix in 2016 at the age of 28 with Angers.