TRANSACTION: Phoenix make three trades on Wednesday
After remaining quiet since the opening of the QMJHL trade period, Joceclyn Thibault and the Sherbrooke Phoenix finally pulled the trigger. On Wednesday, the organization announced three trades involving goaltenders, draft picks and a skater.
The Phoenix confirmed the arrival of 18-year-old goaltender Dakota Lund-Cornish from the Charlottetown Islanders in return for a 4th round pick in 2020 and a 9th round pick in 2019.
Lund-Cornish has a 2.93 goals against average and an .884 save percentage in 12 games played this year.
A few hours later, it was announced that forward Édouard St-Laurent would be shipped to the Quebec Remparts for a pair of second round picks (2019 and 2021).
St-Laurent, who arrived to Sherbrooke in the summer, played 37 games for the Birds, where he registered 11 goals and 12 assists.
“I spoke to the organization before the trade market opened and after further discussion, we concluded it would be better if I changed teams,” admitted the 18-year-old. “I loved my time in Sherbrooke. I am not leaving because of my playing time or my role. I believe playing in Quebec will help my development, even though I know the Remparts are rebuilding. Playing around my hometown, at the Centre Videtron and under the orders of Patrick Roy, I see that as a great challenge,” added the Lévis native.
To conclude the busy trade day, Sherbrooke sent veteran netminder Brendan Cregan to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada for a 7th round pick in 2019.
Cregan played in 66 games for the blue and beige during his two years in Sherbrooke.
“I’d like to thank the fans for the past two seasons that I’ve spent with them. It was incredible. I would also like to thank the organization for the opportunities they gave me. Good luck to the team in the future. I’d like to add a special thank you to my billet family who has always been there for me these past two years,” said Cregan.
The QMJHL trade period closes on January 6th.