Friday, November 21, 2014

Sea Dogs Acquire Armstrong's Rights


Not many details have been released yet, but the Sea Dogs have acquired forward Jamie Armstrong from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in exchange for a 2016 fourth round draft pick.

Armstrong, a 16-year-old from Rhode Island, was a sixth round draft pick of the Titan in this past summer’s QMJHL Entry Draft.

He is committed to Northeastern University for the 2016-17 season. Will he report to Saint John?
We shall see.

UPDATE: A couple notes from the Sea Dogs’ press release…

Armstrong, 16, is listed at 6'2", 190 lbs. The Warwick, Rhode Island, native is about to begin his season at Avon Old Farms Prep School in Connecticut.

"Jamie is a big, strong, power forward who can score, compete hard for loose pucks, and play a solid, 200-foot game," said Sea Dogs general manager Darrell Young. "We see him as one of the top 1998 U.S.-born prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft. He has been well-schooled in the game by his father.

"He has a college commitment, but we wanted his rights in case he changed his mind and focus."

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