Another Tanguay is headed for Halifax.

 

Maxime Tanguay, the younger brother of former Halifax Mooseheads great Alex, has committed to play for the Dalhousie Tigers next season, joining a bumper crop of recruits as head coach Pete Belliveau reshapes the program.

 

“We’re pretty excited,” said Belliveau, who took over last summer. “He’s going to give us a good centreman who’s quick with great vision, great hands, and great on the power play. He’s going to help us offensively quite a bit.”

 

The five-foot-11, 180-pound forward was drafted 69th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007. He had 66 points in 62 games with the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres last season.

Dal also added former Cornell Big Red defenceman Jordy Berk, who Belliveau called “offensively gifted.”

The Tigers have lost 113 of 140 games since winning national bronze in 2004. Goaltender Bobby Nadeau and defenceman Benoit Gervais are among the other big-name recruits.

“It’s been a tough five years,” said Belliveau. “We’re hoping to make up for it and start climbing the ladder.”