Islanders finish remake at QMJHL trade dealine

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The Charlottetown Islanders finished remaking itself as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League trade deadline came and went on Tuesday.

The big fish was 20-year-old captain Jack Nevins, who went to Rouyn-Noranda with a fourth round pick in 2014, for forward Julien Avon, 17, and a first round pick (from Blainville-Bosbriand), third round pick and fifth round pick all in 2014.

Nevins, a Stittsville, Ont., native, was a free agent signing last year and recently signed a deal with the Montreal Canadians.

Next to go was 17-year-old forward Alexis Pépin. 

Islanders general manager Grant Sonier sent the former second overall pick in 2012 to Gatineau for first round picks in 2014 and 2015, and Ontario junior A forward Curtis Scale.

D-man Ryan Graves, 18 and a former P.E.I. Rocket first round pick in 2011, is now in Val-d'Or along with a third round pick (from Blainville). In return, the Isles received defencemen David Henley, 16, and Vladislav Lysenko, 18, a Kiev, Ukraine native.

Lysenko gives the Islanders one European player after the team traded Czech Republic native Matej Beran to Sherbrooke and cut ties with German import Marco Sedlar.

Charlottetown also picked up forward Robert Pelletier from Acadie-Bathurst for a ninth round pick this year.

Tuesday's deals gave Charlottetown 12 trades since the trade period began Dec. 22, and brought in 11 new players, most of which are 18 or under.

Full list of trades at 

Organizations: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: Blainville, Rouyn-Noranda, Stittsville Montreal Ontario Val-d'Or Kiev Ukraine Czech Republic Sherbrooke Charlottetown

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Recent comments

  • Mr. Hockey
    January 07, 2014 - 14:22

    Great to see that Mr. Sonier is actually preparing this team for the future, instead of just promising they'll be better next year.

    • huh
      January 07, 2014 - 19:18

      This franchise has been a mess. Here's hoping Sonier is sorting it out. But remember, those previous promises of "being better next year" usually came after trades at the trade deadline for youngsters and draft picks. That's precisely what is happening today. Again, here's hoping the team is on the right rack.

  • Wade
    January 07, 2014 - 14:05

    the sell out is now complete