The Phoenix finalized a deal with the Charlottetown Islanders Thursday. In exchange of 20 year-old team captain Carl Neill the Phoenix received four draft picks from the Islanders:
- 2018, 8th round pick
- 2019, 2nd round pick
- 2019, 3rd round pick
- 2020, 2nd round pick
Neill played with the Phoenix starting in their inaugural season in 2012-2013. The Vancouver Canucks prospect played 289 games with the Birds over his career scoring 39 goals and 139 assists over four and a half seasons. He was the third captain in team history serving in the role since the start of the 2015-2016 season. Neill holds 35 records in franchise history.
The Organization would like to thank Carl for his superb efforts game after game from the beginning of his time with the Phoenix as well as the best of luck with his new team.