Friday, June 8, 2012

Plenty Of Deals Finalized In The Q

Former Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman Gabriel Bourret has been traded to the Gatineau Olympiques.

The Chicoutimi Sagueneens traded Bourret to Gatineau in exchange for the return of their 2013 second round selection. It’s the second straight season that Bourret was swapped during the draft trading period as the Sea Dogs sent him to the Sags at this time last season.

Bourret recorded five goals and 30 assists in 68 games during the regular season. In the playoffs he added a goal and 10 helpers in 18 games.

As expected, it was a busy day on the trade front around the league. One of the more notable transactions from a Saint John Sea Dogs perspective involved goaltender David Honzik who was traded from Victoriaville to Cape Breton for a 2013 fourth round pick.

Honzik has been a beast against Saint John for the past two years. Despite losing the series in five games, he was sensational against the Dogs in the 2011 playoffs. Honzik struggled this past season but did manage to register a shutout against Saint John. Now he’ll have the opportunity to dominate the Sea Dogs eight times per season.

The Eagles also acquired Justin Hache from the Shawinigan Cataractes. In return, the Eagles sent back Shawinigan’s 2013 first round pick, a pick they acquired in the Morgan Ellis deal.

The Moncton Wildcats acquired Alex Dubeau, Jonathan Racine, and Yannick Veilleux from the Cataracates to complete the Brandon Gormley trade. In exchange, the Wildcats sent the Cats back a bunch of picks.

The Wildcats also picked up the No. 1 pick in the CHL Import Draft in a trade with the Sherbrooke Phoenix as expected. The ‘Cats sent prospect Jack Flinn, a 2013 first round pick, a third and fourth round pick in this year’s draft, and a second round pick in the CHL Import Draft to Sherbrooke.

The Halifax Mooseheads officially acquired Stefan Fournier from the Tigres in exchange for a third and eighth round pick.

There were plenty of other deals and all of them can be found on the QMJHL’s website.

The Sea Dogs weren’t involved in any trades today but there is always tomorrow when the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft takes place.

Photo via Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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