French born player Antoine Roussel is currently playing for the Dallas Stars. Antoine probably had a tough road to get into the NHL, being born in a country with little hockey influence to being undrafted, he made his way through to the Stars organization via both the CHL and AHL paths.
Antoine started his North American journey with a trip to the Q, representing the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
He worked his way up after a 4 year stint with the club and eventually became the teams’ captain in 2009/10. After junior hockey, Antoine joined the Providence Bruins in the 2010/11 season then with the Chicago Wolves for the 2011/12 season.
It was on July 2, 2012 where Antoine was signed to a two-year, two-way contract through the 2013/14 season.
As the saying goes, the rest is history.