David Labrecque, a draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, has signed a contract with Diables Rouges de Briancon of the Ligue Magnus, the highest level of professional ice hockey in France.
Labrecque went 153rd overall to the Flyers in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He was selected 19 picks before Philadelphia’s next selection in the draft, who was Eric Wellwood. After he was picked by the Flyers, Labrecque played for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL for the entirety of the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons. Serving as an alternate captain in both seasons, Labrecque registered 50 goals and 88 assists in 121 regular season games as well as seven goals and eight helpers in 16 playoff games.
After his time with the Cataractes, Labrecque joined the Thetford Mines Isothermic of the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH) for the 2011-2012 season. He posted a goal and five assists in 23 regular season games before he recorded three goals and three assists in nine postseason games, as he helped the club win the Futura Cup.
Labrecque is one of five players drafted by the Flyers in 2009 that have yet to play a single game in the NHL (Adam Morrison, Simon Bertilsson, Nicola Riopel, and Oliver Lauridsen). Of the 18 players drafted by the Flyers from 2009 to 2011, only Wellwood and Sean Couturier have played a single game in the NHL.