SWIFT CURRENT, SK – Swift Current Broncos defenceman Max Lajoie was selected in the fifth round, 133rd overall by the Ottawa Senators at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
Lajoie had a productive sophomore campaign last season with the Broncos as he recorded eight goals and 37 points in 62 games to finish fifth in team scoring. He also served as an alternate captain for the team. A product of Calgary, AB, Lajoie was drafted by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. In the 2014-15 season, Lajoie recorded 41 points (7g-34a) while playing in all 72 games to finish second overall amongst WHL rookie blueliners in scoring.
Furthermore, he notched three points (1g-2a) in four playoff contests during the 2015 WHL Playoffs.Lajoie becomes the fourth Bronco’s player to be drafted by the Ottawa Senators joining Zack Smith (2008), Layne Ulmer (1999) and Brad Larsen (1995).