QMJHL scoring champ lands in Hamilton

One year after leading the QMJHL in scoring, 21-year-old Ben Duffy is getting a chance to make it in the big leagues.

The Hamilton Bulldogs announced today that they’ve inked the 2012-13 Jean Beliveau Trophy winner to a one-year, two-way deal that will give the Lower Sackville, NS., native the opportunity to make an impact in both the ECHL and AHL.

Duffy, who spent his junior days with the Prince Edward Island Rocket, earned the scoring title after a 110 point campaign that saw the 5’10” centerman put tally 39 goals and 71 assists. Over his career in the ‘Q’, Duffy was an iron man. From 2009-10 through to his final season in junior in 2012-13, Duffy played in every game for the Rocket.

In 334 regular season QMJHL games, Duffy totalled 139 goals and 202 assists, and only registered an astounding 18 PIM.