The Saint John Sea Dogs rebuild is hitting full swing.
According to Sportsnet's Jeff Marek, the Sea Dogs will trade forward Cedric Pare to the Rimouski Oceanic in exchange for draft picks - a package that includes the 15th overall pick in this weekend's QMJHL Entry Draft.
QMJHL trade - Cedric Pare (Bos) goes from Saint John to Rimouski. Picks, including 15th overall goes the other way.— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) May 29, 2018
Trade is the 15th overall pick and a 4th round pick from Rimouski for Pare https://t.co/ASM8QB9XIZ— Kevin Chambers (@SN_Canucklehead) May 29, 2018
If this report is accurate, the Sea Dogs will - for the time being at least - have picks two, eight and 15 in this year's first round.
The Entry Draft takes place on Saturday in Shawinigan.
Pare, 19, has struggled to consistently produce offensively. Last season, he recorded 13 goals and 24 assists in 60 games. There's a strong chance his numbers will take a jump this coming season while playing on a team that should be in the league's upper tier.
Pare was taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. He was a sixth round pick of the Boston Bruins in last year's NHL Draft.
The Sea Dogs are in for a few years of rebuilding, no doubt, but stockpiling first round picks should help expedite the process.