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.
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.
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.”