HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from CD Izarra and signed to a two-and-a-half year contract on August 3, 2017.
Piette is a young defensive midfielder with a profile and playing style that Montreal likes. He has a strong work ethic and a strong desire to help the team. Defensively, he is an aggressive, ball-winning midfielder who is strong and physical. Offensively, he is simple and effective with his passing and keeps the team in possession.
INTERNATIONAL: On the international scene, the Le Gardeur native has recorded two assists in 35 games with the Canadian national team, including 21 starts. He made his senior debut with the Reds at the age of 17, on June 3, 2012, against the United States. He recently took part in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, starting all four games during the tournament. He had previously played in the 2013 and 2015 editions, while also appearing in several 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification games. He also represented Canada at the U17, U20 and U23 levels and played in the 2011 FIFA U17 World Cup in Mexico.
OUTSIDE MLS: Piette played a total of 46 games in Spain’s third division in the last two years, including 32 with CD Izarra last season. He joined Deportivo La Coruña in 2014 and spent a year on loan with Racing de Ferrol in the 2015-2016 season. He previously played in Germany, in 2013 and 2014, with Fortuna Düsseldorf, appearing in two 2. Bundesliga games as well as 31 games with the youth team.