(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed forward Pascal Aquin and defenseman Tobie Paquette-Bisson to American Hockey League contracts. Aquin’s deal will run through the 2018-19 season while Paquette-Bisson has agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Aquin, 20, recently completed his fourth season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). After establishing career-highs in goals (14), assists (16) and points (30) in 68 games with the Charlottetown Islanders during the 2016-17 campaign, Aquin led the Islanders in goals (24) while finishing second among forwards with 43 points in 59 contests this past season.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward has amassed 90 points (42+48) over 221 career games for the Gatineau Olympiques, Shawinigan Cataractes and Charlottetown. Additionally, the Le Gardeur, Quebec, native has collected 26 points (11+15) in 52 playoff contests, including 14 points (8+6) in 18 games during the 2018 President’s Cup Playoffs.
Paquette-Bisson, 21, had his best season with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) in 2017-18 as he finished second among team defenseman with a career-best 23 assists and 27 points while also adding four goals in 59 games.
Over the last four seasons between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Blainville-Boisbriand, the Rosemère, Quebec, native produced 62 points (14+48) in 226 career games. In 64 President’s Cup contests, the 6-foot-3, 193-pound blueliner tallied 17 points (1+16), including a career-high eight assists during the 2018 postseason.