Keefe Adds Jean Dupuy To 2019/20 Roster

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce the arrival of Jean Dupuy, a 24 year old 6’3” power forward, for the 20th anniversary season.

Dupuy most recently played with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and can boast three seasons of AHL experience – spending 2015/16 and 2016/17 with the Rochester Americans and 2017/18 with the Toronto Marlies.

GIANTS NEWS | Welcome to Belfast..Jean Dupuy💪

Read all about our new 24 year old 6’3” power forward, for our 20th anniversary season!

🗒👉 #WeAreGiants

— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) August 3, 2019

Dupuy was an Assistant Captain in Rochester and won the Calder Cup with the Toronto Marlies under the guidance of Head Coach Sheldon Keefe, brother of Adam, Giants Head Coach.

Dupuy spent four seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as well as the Kingston Frontenacs and signed a three year entry-level NHL contract as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Sabres in 2014.

Bienvenu to Belfast the latest #39 to be a Giant – Jean Dupuy

Read all about him and listen to him chat with @patricksmyth right here

— A View From The Bridge (@AVFTB) August 3, 2019

The 207 lbs forward from Orleans, Ontario in Canada posted nine goals and 15 assists for the Orlando Solar Bears, good for 24 points in 33 games – helping his side sweep their first round playoff series and advance to the Division Finals.

Jean Dupuy spoke with Patrick Smyth, A View From The Bridge, official podcast of the Giants:

“I have only heard great things about Belfast. I played with Kyle Baun (Giants 2018/19) in Toronto who only had nothing but amazing things to say about the organisation.”

“I also played under Coach Sheldon Keefe in Toronto who is a great coach and I am happy to continue the family connection in Belfast!”

“I am excited to play in front of the big crowds in Belfast – especially in the Champions Hockey League. I am a big physical player who will create plays and help put the puck in the net.”

Buffalo Sabres prospect Jean Dupuy during development camp at the HarborCenter on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

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