Patrick Delisle-Houde (BSc '15 (Kinesiology), MSc ’17 (Exercise Physiology), Strength and Training Coordinator with the Montreal Canadiens, was featured in McGill Alumni News Magazine: "Keeping the Habs fit and fast", by Brenda Branswell.
Branswell writes in part:
"Delisle-Houde, a former captain of the McGill hockey team, was recruited to play for McGill after skating for the Rimouski Océanic and Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He initially thought studying at McGill was out of the question because he didn’t speak much English, but picked up the language in Moncton. Which isn’t to suggest his first few weeks at McGill were a walk in the park.
“The first month was a disaster. I spent more time on Google Translate than in my books,” recalls Delisle-Houde, a Quebec City native. “But after that, it was a good adjustment and it went very well for the next five years.”
In fact, in his rookie season with McGill, Delisle-Houde won the Guy Lafleur Award of Excellence as the Quebec university player who best combined excellence in hockey and academics.