SAINT JOHN – The Kevin Gagne trade means the Saint John Sea Dogs have an open 20-year old slot on their roster. The question is: who will fill it?
By the sounds of an article in the Summerside Journal Pioneer, it doesn’t appear defenseman Jason Seed will be filling that open slot. Summerside Western Capitals general manager Pat McIver told the newspaper that Seed has committed to the Maritime Junior Hockey League club for the remainder of the season.
From the Journal Pioneer:
McIver also announced that Seed has committed to the Capitals for the remainder of the season. Seed joined the Caps on Dec. 5, but there was a possibility he could return to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League if the Saint John Sea Dogs traded him.
“When he flew home (to Ottawa) on the 19th after our game (against Campbellton) and after speaking with his parents and advisor, he called to advise us that he was staying,” said McIver. “He likes it here, likes the guys in the room and wants to help us win a championship.”
So… there's that. I guess this could mean a number of things. Maybe the Sea Dogs have other plans to fill the overage position? Or maybe Seed would just prefer to stick with and enjoy his time with the RBC Cup hosting Capitals for the rest of the year?
Seed had two goals and eight assists in 22 games with the Sea Dogs before joining the Western Capitals. He has six assists in six games with Summerside.
Also of note, the Western Capitals acquired former Sea Dog and MHL leading scoring Danny Chiasson from the Dieppe Commandos. The Journal Pioneer reports that, as part of the deal, Stephen Anderson’s MHL rights were traded to Dieppe.