Goaltender Marco Cousineau has confirmed to Sports Juniors Magazine that he has been traded to Saint John by the PEI Rocket. There is still no mention of the return for the 20-year-old net minder.
RDS first reported that the deal was done yesterday afternoon. The report said that Cousineau would be traded by PEI to Saint John for four draft picks over the next two seasons. The Saint John Sea Dogs and PEI Rocket organizations have yet to confirm any of this.
"It's out of my control,'' Cousineau said when asked if his team is expecting more trades involving marquee players to the Telegraph-Journal."We don't know what is going to happen. We can just wait and see. It's part of the business and we still have to think about doing our jobs.''
Backup Evan Mosher started for the Rocket last night in Saint John while Cousineau sat on the bench. Sea Dogs backup goalie Karel St. Laurent started for Saint John. According to the report by Sports Juniors, Cousineau did travel back to the Island on the team bus.
With Cousineau being an overage player, the Sea Dogs will have to give up goaltender Marc-Antoine Gelinas with forwards Mike Hoffman and Nicholas Petersen virtually unmovable.
This deal is expected to be completed today so Cousineau can play tomorrow evening in the pressure cooker that will be game four of the Brunswick News Rivalry Cup.
Station Nation will have the latest on this deal when word finally comes out.