SYDNEY, NS - The Saint John Sea Dogs announced a long rumoured roster move before Friday's game in Moncton.
The Sea Dogs officially announced the signing of 18-year-old forward Robbie Burt. The Hillsburgh, Ont. native has been with the club for a bit and made his QMJHL debut on Friday in Moncton.
Burt, wearing No. 26, finished Friday's 6-4 Sea Dogs loss in Moncton with a -2 rating, two hits and two penalty minutes.
Burt, selected 11th overall in the 2015 OHL Draft, has spent the past two seasons in the OHL, playing with the Oshawa Generals and Kingston Frontenacs. In 46 games with the Generals last season, Burt recorded seven goals and four assists.
In other news...
- Burt is listed at 6'1" and 230 lbs. The QMJHL released some stats on Friday listing the Sea Dogs as the heaviest team in the league, on average. They are also the tallest.
- Alexis Girard and Anthony Boucher both scored their first goals as Sea Dogs on Friday.
- The Sea Dogs scored four goals in their loss to the Wildcats. They had scored three goals in their previous three games combined.
- Daniel Hardie's power play goal was the first man advantage marker the Wildcats have allowed this year.
- The Sea Dogs made a curious decision in the late moments of Friday's contest, pulling goaltender Cody Porter with a little over three minutes remaining - this with the team down just one goal. Moncton scored shortly after, making it 6-4.
- Moncton's Brady Pataki was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for a nasty looking boarding penalty on Ostap Safin. The Czech forward had his head come down on the top of the boards in front of the benches.
- The Sea Dogs are back in action on Sunday when they face the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at 4 p.m. in Sydney.