The Top Three French Hockey Players In The US

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

This player of the Las Vegas Golden Knights serves a right winger for his team, a new franchise that is still finding its feet. Initially trained inside the Swedish Hockey League, he has the distinction of winning the Swedish Championship in hockey twice, in both 2013 and 2014. Seeing his success, the Philadelphia Flyers signed him on and managed his first professional goal four months later in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2017 his contract with the Flyers expired and in that year’s NHL expansion draft, he was selected by the Las Vegas Golden Knights as their new right winger.

Antoine Roussel

A controversial player in a rough game, this left winger has had a checkered yet exciting career in his five years in the NHL. He currently plays for the Dallas Stars, another newer team, though his time in the junior hockey leagues was also quite long standing. He’s regarded as one of the most physical players in the NHL and is one of the top leaders in penalty minutes through out the entire league. However, he is also an impressive player as well, scoring at least ten goals and twenty points every season he’s played, save for his rookie season.

Philippe Bozon

Though his career in the NHL has passed, Philippe Bozon is among the most successful French trained hockey players in the NHL. Between 1991 and 1992, followed by the 1994-1995 seasons, Bozon played for the St. Louis Blues as a left winger after four years as a player in the French hockey leagues after winning the 1991 French championship. He spent most of his career playing defense, but would oftentimes also be put on the scoring line alongside Brett Hull and Merlino Gonzalez. After his NHL career, he returned to France, winning three more French league championships.

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