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Former Rocket Marcotte signs ECHL deal

Louick Marcotte played for the P.E.I. Rocket during the 2012-13 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season.
Louick Marcotte played for the P.E.I. Rocket during the 2012-13 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season. - Contributed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Former P.E.I. Rocket forward Louick Marcotte has signed with the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators for the upcoming season.
The team made the announcement on Thursday.
“Louick had a tremendous major junior career, and I feel that in the right situation he will thrive and become one of the league’s elite forwards,” said head coach and general manager of hockey operations Jeff Pyle. “He is a hard-working guy with skill and a great shot. If he shoots the puck, plays in both ends and does things the right way, like I expect from him and everyone else, he will be a force to be reckoned with this season.”

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Marcotte was drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 2010 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft by the Rocket. He played three seasons in Charlottetown before being dealt to the Val-d’Or Foreurs at the 2013 draft for a first-round pick the then Charlottetown Islanders used to select Alexandre Goulet.

Marcotte played his final junior season with the Gatineau Olympics before turning pro.

He has played the past three seasons in the ECHL with Adirondack, Wichita, Fort Wayne and Wheeling.

The 23-year-old Longueuill, Que., native has 100 career points in 167 ECHL games.

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