The Saint John Sea Dogs made their first trade of the weekend this afternoon.
The Sea Dogs acquired 19-year old defenseman David Weckworth from the Gatineau Olympiques along with a 2013 8th round pick in exchange for a 2013 5th round pick.
An Ottawa native who is listed at 6’02” and 198, Weckworth played in 50 games this past season with Gatineau, recording five assists, a -7 rating and 12 penalty minutes. In the playoffs he added an assist in four games.
He recorded a goal and seven assists in 50 games during the 2010-11 season and another two assists in 24 playoff games. The Olympiques’ season ended in a six-game series loss to the Sea Dogs in the President’s Cup final.
His name already appears on Saint John’s roster on the Sea Dogs’ website.
Saint John’s defense will definitely have a different look to it this season. Charles Roussel and likely Nathan Beaulieu are gone. Then you have Pierre Durepos, Kevin Gagne, Ian Saab, and Jason Seed who are all overagers. Younger guys like Benjamin Hade and Olivier Leblanc will likely make the jump to junior.
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