Monday, December 29, 2014

Gatineau Trades Zilbert To Moncton

Former Sea Dogs forward Noah Zilbert will be seeing Saint John much more often.

The Gatineau Olympiques announced this morning via Twitter that they have traded Zilbert to the Moncton Wildcats in exchange for Marc-Olivier Duquette and a 2015 eighth-round draft pick.

Zilbert has only played in 10 games this season with the Olympiques, registering one assist. He appeared in his first game since Oct. 24 yesterday in Gatineau’s 4-2 loss to Drummondville.

The Fredericton native was a fourth-round draft pick of Saint John in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft. In two seasons with the Dogs he recorded 24 goals and 17 assists in 132 games. He was traded to Gatineau for a 2015 fourth-round draft pick at May’s draft.

Zilbert heads to a Moncton team that currently sits second overall in the QMJHL standings and have the league’s best winning percentage. The Wildcats and Sea Dogs next meet on Jan. 8 in Moncton.

The QMJHL’s holiday trading period ends of Jan. 6. The Sea Dogs have made just one move, trading prospect Louis-Philip Fortin to Shawinigan for a couple draft picks.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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