2007-08: Chosen in the second round (27th overall) by the Victoriaville Tigres in the 2008 QMJHL Draft.
2008-09: In his QMJHL rookie season, Blain played for two clubs, the Victoriaville Tigres and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. In 49 total games, he scored 1 goal and added 6 assists for 7 points. In 5 playoff games for the Titan, Blain picked up 2 assists.
2009-10: It was a breakout year for Blain, who finished as the top-scoring defenseman for Acadie-Bathurst. He scored 4 goals and added 34 assists for 38 points in 64 games. He added 72 penatly minutes to his offensive totals. In 5 playoff games, Blain scored 2 goals and chipped in 2 assists for 4 points.
All of the above courtesy Hockey’s Future.
Well, I’ve looked everywhere and there isn’t much on this player. He clearly took a step forward this season; he has size and grit.
I think we’ll find out that this was one of the Oilers’ “scout picks”, a chance to give an area scout a player from his region.
Steve Tambellini: “He’s 6.03, they think he’ll play around 220. He’s a right hand shot, and he plays with the edge, he’s a hard guy to play against and he scored 40 points last year. Not a lot of people talked about him, but he (Oiler scout Bill Dandy) was passionate about. We waited a little one extra pick, but we got him. I’m happy about this pick.”
Stu MacGregor: “Good size, very strong, competes hard and plays with an edge. A guy we really liked, Billy Dandy really pushed him hard. When I saw him play, the kid played on a terrible team but played hard every shift. We feel we gto some more size there and we got some grit.”