Jesse Dupuis is back with the Blind River Beavers by way of a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League cash transaction with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.
A small size forward with a good motor, the 2003 birth year skater was traded by Blind River to Kirkland Lake prior to the start of the 2023-2024 season. He was a point per game player in 17 outings with the Gold Miners, netting 10 goals and seven assists.
Dupuis had spent parts of the three previous NOJHL seasons with Blind River. Regular season and playoffs in total, Dupuis produced 32 goals, 45 assists, 77 points in 121 games with the Beavers.
Blind River head coach and general manager Kyle Brick knows what he has in Dupuis.
“We are very excited to have Jesse back,” Brick relayed to Hockey News North. “He will add a lot to this team, both on and off the ice.”
Hailing from the northeastern Ontario town of Iroquois Falls, Dupuis has stayed in the north country to play all of his high level hockey.
Prior to moving up to Blind River and the NOJHL, Dupuis played two full seasons for the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. In all, between regular season action and the playoffs, Dupuis performed in 71 games for the Majors and came through with 27 goals, 24 assists, 51 points.