He does not – yet – have the fame of the three tricolor “NHLers”, the Isérois Alexandre Texier, Antoine Roussel and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, but Louis Boudon is starting to make a name for itself on the other side of the Atlantic.
Leaving for the United States with barely the baccalaureate in his pocket and not even 18 years old, Louis Boudon is now an executive from his Lake State University team, located in the Great Lakes region. Son of Jérôme Boudon, a former player of the Brûleurs de Loups in the 90s, Louis was trained on the Vercors plateau in Villard-de-Lansbefore attempting the American adventure in 2016. It’s true that it can be a risk if you’re not sure what you want to do “explains the one who is now captain of the Lakers” for me it was complicated the first year at the language level, and then at the university level too it was difficult because they are older, more experienced players, it goes faster, but if you really have a goal it takes above on the complicated moments and in the end it works well “.
And indeed, it works for the Isérois who comes out of a NCAA full season, the university championship, with 44 points (15 goals and 29 assists) in 36 games. In the top 10 scorers of the regular season, Louis Boudon now targets the prestigious NHLthe best league in the world ” I still have a year of university to graduate and then try to go as high as possible. It’s still a long way off, I’m still going to need a lot of progress, but I’m ready to do what it takes “.
A world first with the Blues in a few days?
In the meantime another objective will perhaps arrive more quickly, that of a first world elite with the Blues. Called up to the France team for the first time last season, Louis Boudon has been in Philippe Bozon’s group since the start of preparation and hopes to be part of the trip to Helsinki (May 13-29) ” it’s a goal since I was young I always dreamed of being in the senior France team. In each match, in each training session, I try to do what I know how to do, to play relaxed, to give my all to put all the chances on my side. “.
The final list for the world elite will be communicated at the beginning of next week.