The Sea Dogs made a minor move before today’s QMJHL trade deadline, acquiring defenseman Gabriel Bettez from the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. According to multiple media outlets, the deal will see Saint John send a 10th-round pick in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft to the Drakkar.
Bettez, 18, has played in 12 QMJHL games with the Drakkar this season, registering one assist.
A seventh-round pick of the Drakkar in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, the 6’3”, 210 lbs d-man is in his first QMJHL campaign. He has spent the past two seasons with the Trois-Rivieres Estacades of the Quebec midget AAA ranks.
Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sports suggests the move is to help fill the whole left in Saint John’s lineup from Bailey Webster’s injury.
The QMJHL's trade deadline is at 1 p.m. Atlantic.Transaction #LHJMQ: Gabriel Bettez arrive en renfort à SNB. Contre un choix de 10e tour à BaC. Bailey Webster est blessé. #tvasports— Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancetteTVA) January 6, 2016