After making a small trade to move up a few spots, the Sea Dogs selected Brendan Sibley 52nd overall.
A 16-year-old defenceman, Sibley spent last season with the Dartmouth Steele Subaru Major Midgets in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League, recording three goals and 15 assists in 37 games. He added a goal and seven assists in 11 playoff matches.
Sibley was ranked 77th by QMJHL Central Scouting and 53rd by HockeyProspect.com.
"One of Sibleys’ strongest traits is his poise, he can protect the puck and make good decisions under pressure," writes HP. "He plays a physical style, and especially showed this during the playoffs, he’s tough to knock off his skates, has strong edges and can stop on a dime."
Here's a a look at all of Saint John's selections on Saturday:
Round 3 – 52nd overall
LD Brendan Sibley - Dartmouth Steele Subaru Major Midgets
Round 4 – 63rd overall
F - Aiden MacIntosh - Moncton Flyers
Round 4 – 73rd overall
LW - Max-Antoine Melancon - Magog Cantonniers
Round 5 - 83rd overall
D - Lynden Breen - New Hampton Huskies (US)
Round 5 - 87th overall
F - Tim Noble - St. John's Maple Leafs
Round 6 – 104th overall
F - Jeremie Jacob - Moncton Flyers
Round 6 – 109th overall
LD - Zachary Leclerc - Charles-Lemoyne College
Round 8 – 145th overall
G - Stewart Bagnell - Steele Subaru Major Midgets
Round 9 – 163rd overall
C- Luke Wilson - Steele Subaru Major Midgets
Round 10 – 164th overall
C - Josh MacDonald - Charlottetown Pride
Round 11 – 183rd overall
C - Justin Hyckowian - Lac St. Louis Lions
Round 11 – 199th overall
F - Shawn Milord - École Verbe-Divin M18
Round 12 – 201st overall
F - Daniel Surette - Steele Subaru Major Midgets
Round 12 – 210th overall
C/RW - Patrick Moynihan - Noble and Greenough PS Bulldogs
Round 12 – 217th overall
C - Robby Griffin - Boston Junior Bruins
Round 13 – 235th overall
Round 14 – 253rd overall
Height, weight and age info can be found on the QMJHL website.
The Sea Dogs website has a full recap of Saint John's picks. We'll have more on the picks soon.