Justin Brazeau has written quite a story since the North Bay Battalion took the 6-foot-6, 225-pound right winger in the 13th round of the 2014 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the New Liskeard Cubs of the Great North Midget Hockey League.
Now in his fourth-and-final OHL campaign as an overage star in North Bay, Brazeau recently established a franchise record for goals in a season when he surpassed the 50-goal mark.
Brazeau has 53 goals, 45 assists, 98 points in 62 games for the Battalion this season.
The previous high for goals in a season by a Battalion player was established by another northern boy, Sault Ste. Marie’s Mike Amadio, who tallied 50 times for North Bay in 2015-2016. Amadio has since gone on to play in the National Hockey League for the Los Angeles Kings.
As for Brazeau, he has never been drafted into the NHL, though he has been to a few training camps.
From a lowly 13th round pick via the New Liskeard midgets, Brazeau has become an OHL franchise leader in North Bay.