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Action photo of Pascal Laberge

PORTLAND, Maine –  The Maine Mariners announced the signing of former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Pascal Laberge for the 2021-22 season. Laberge was selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and played his first three professional seasons in the Flyers organization.

The 23-year-old from Chateauguay, Quebec, has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Flyers American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In 2020-21, Laberge appeared in 14 games for the Phantoms and scored four points (3g-1a). He split the 2019-20 season between the Phantoms and the Reading Royals. In 23 games with Lehigh Valley, he had 10 points (7g-3a) while he added 12 points (6g-6a) in 24 contests with the Royals.

Laberge made his professional debut with the Phantoms at the end of the 2017-18 season, appearing in two games. He scored his first pro goal during the following season of 2018-19, skating in a total of 15 contests. Laberge has accumulated 54 career games at the AHL level and 24 in the ECHL.

Before turning pro, Laberge played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he was the seconnd overall pick in 2014 by the Gatineau Olympiques. Throughout his QMJHL career, Laberge spent time with three different organizations. He was traded from Gatineau to the Victoriaville Tigres midway through the 2014-15 campaign and would remain there for the next two and a half seasons. The 2015-16 season with Victoriaville was Laberge’s best offensively, as he posted 68 points (23g-45a) in 56 games. He added five points (2g-3a) in five playoff games. Laberge was dealt again in his final year in the QMJHL, going from Victoriaville to the Quebec Remparts.