Saturday, December 19, 2015

REPORTS: Trade Winds Will Blow

It appears the Saint John Sea Dogs will be active in the early goings of the QMJHL’s holiday trading period.

According to Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sports, defenseman Jason Bell will be traded to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 QMJHL Entry Draft and a sixth-round pick in 2016.
However, the Chronicle Herald's Willy Palov has tweeted that a second-round pick in coming to Saint John in the deal.
Bell, who was injured in last week’s Imama/Bent incident, has one goal and one assist in 19 games with the Sea Dogs this season. He has been a healthy scratch at times this season thanks to Saint John’s wealth of quality defensemen.

The 18-year-old was acquired from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the Olivier LeBlanc trade last season.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old forward Julien Tessier will reportedly be traded to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick.
Tessier, who was drafted 15th overall by the Sea Dogs in the 2014 draft, has been dealing with a health issue this season and has played in just 14 games. He hasn’t appeared in a game since Nov. 14. The move allows Tessier to be closer to home.

The pick will apparently be conditional depending on how many games Tessier plays with the Sagueneens.

Also, if anyone was wondering, Spencer Smallman was dealing with a shoulder injury, which is why he did not play in Friday's game.

The QMJHL’s trading period begins tomorrow.

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