Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beauregard Traded To Chicoutimi

SAINT JOHN – Alexandre Beauregard has been traded to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.

The Sagueneens announced on their website late this morning that the 20-year old Saint John Sea Dogs forward had been shipped to the team along with a second round pick in this year’s draft. In exchange, the Sea Dogs receive a first and third round pick.

At the time of this post, the Sea Dogs had not made any kind of announcement. 

Beauregard has played in just two games this season because he attended Phoenix Coyotes rookie camp. In those two games, he recorded a goal and 13 penalty minutes.

The St. Jerome, Quebec native was acquired by Saint John from Rouyn-Noranda during last year’s holiday trading period for a first round pick. He scored seven goals and had six assists in 28 regular season contests with the Sea Dogs. He added some much needed sandpaper to a skilled lineup as they marched through to the playoffs.

In the post-season, Beauregard had one-goal and two assists. His one-goal came in double-overtime of Game Six of the President’s Cup Final, a goal that won the Sea Dogs their first President’s Cup and a trip to the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

He will always be remembered in Sea Dogs history.

Beauregard will join former Sea Dogs defensemen Gabriel Bourret and Guillaume Cloutier in Chicoutimi. His brother, Michael, also plays for the Sags.

“Good news this morning,” tweeted Michael. “Wow.”

The Sags will be the visitors on October 29 when the Sea Dogs raise their championship banners to the rafters of Harbour Station.

With Beauregard out, things get interesting. Will the Sea Dogs trade for a third 20-year old? Will they bring in a free agent like they did with Jacob DeSerres last year? Or will Steven Anthony or Eric Gelinas return for another year of junior?

Stay tuned.

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