Monday, December 12, 2016

Green's agent says trade rumours are false

Luke Green's agent says a report that the defenceman asked for a trade from the Saint John Sea Dogs is false.

Allan Walsh, Green's agent, told the Chronicle Herald that there is no truth to the rumour.

“That report is totally false,” Walsh told the paper. “Luke Green has never asked for a trade in any way, shape or form. It is a completely and totally false report.”

Jean-Francois Plante, who covers the Gatineau Olympiques for Le Droit, tweeted the rumour on Friday. Plante reported that Green was unhappy with how the Sea Dogs were using him. The tweet came a day after the Sea Dogs used the d-man as a winger due to injuries up front.

"I’m happy to say on the record that we have never ever asked for a trade,” said Walsh.

Green, 18, was selected in the third round by the Winnipeg Jets in this year's NHL Draft. He has two goals and 12 assists in 26 games with Saint John this season - his third year with the club.

The QMJHL's trade period begins on Dec. 18 and ends on Jan. 6. With the Sea Dogs expected to be buyers, the club will no doubt be involved in many trade rumours.

There has been speculation on the Twitter machine that the Sea Dogs could try and land sniper Julien Gauthier from Val-d'Or Foreurs. Gauthier, who had 41 goals last season, was a first-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in this year's draft.

Cape Breton's Pierre-Luc Dubois is expected to be dealt from Cape Breton to Blainville-Boisbriand.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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