The Saint John Sea Dogs have officially acquired 17-year old centre Nicolas Hebert from the Rimouski Oceanic in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick.
Hebert was the 12th overall pick in the 2012 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft but has only recorded four goals and three assists in 89 career games.
"He's a former first round draft pick and we believe he has a lot of untapped potential," said Sea Dogs Head Coach and Co-General Manager Ross Yates in a release. "He's going to get more ice time here, and we're looking forward to seeing what he can bring to our team."
Hebert is listed at 5'11" and 184 lbs. He is expected to make his Sea Dogs debut when the team returns to action on December 28th against the Moncton Wildcats.
The deal was reported by multiple people on Twitter last night and was confirmed by the league this afternoon.
Of note, the Sea Dogs now have the rights to four of the top 15 players selected in the 2012 Draft - Matthew Highmore (8th), Olivier LeBlanc (11th), Nicolas Hebert (12th), and Jack Eichel (15th).
The QMJHL trading period runs until January 7th.