Sunday, May 11, 2014

More Info On Cooper Deal

The Guardian newspaper in Charlottetown is also reporting today that the Sea Dogs have traded Oliver Cooper to the Islanders in exchange for two first-round picks.

The Guardian also reports that “the Islanders will send the 15th overall pick in this year’s draft to Saint John along with its own pick in 2016.”

If this is all accurate, this now means that Saint John will have at least the first overall and 15th overall pick in this year’s first-round. Obviously this could change again by the time draft day arrives.

The QMJHL trading period begins on May 30 and the Entry Draft will be held the following day in Sherbrooke.

In other news, Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sports reported yesterday that Sea Dogs head scout Christian Vermette will be joining the Quebec Remparts as an assistant general manager. Vermette has been Saint John’s head scout for the past four seasons and was the team’s co-GM following the firing of Mike Kelly this past October.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation


  1. head scouting position as important as any in the hockey operations dept. Can't cut corners with replacement.

  2. Lucky for us Young has scouting experience.