Xavier Bouchard, 2018 Sixth Round NHL Draft Pick
Anyone who followed the 2018 NHL Entry Draft may be familiar with Xavier Bouchard already: he was the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ sixth round pick in the Draft and is currently one of their club’s Top 25 Under 25 prospects.
Of course, making it into the NHL doesn’t happen overnight, nor without a great deal of hard work and dedication. Bouchard has been playing at an elite level in the QMJHL since 2016. At this level of play, his practice and training schedule was rigorous. For that reason, Xavier decided to pursue his high school education with Ontario Virtual School, through out partnership with Northern Pre-University.
Without the time constraints of a traditional school schedule, Xavier was able pursue his studies while on the road with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, his longtime QMJHL team. With Ontario Virtual School’s fully online platform, Lapierre’s education was literally in the palm of his hand – accessible through the device of his choosing. And, with OVS’s self-paced model, there were no prescribed class times, no due dates, and no “filler” assignments to pass the time – just the material he needed to learn, interactive multimedia lessons, and access to an OCT-certified teacher to help whenever he needed. With this high degree of freedom and flexibility, Bouchard was able to earn top marks both on and off the ice!
We here at OVS, and our partners at NPU, are incredibly proud of Xavier and look forward to watching his future success!