Islanders trade Laliberte to Voltigeurs for Weber

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The Charlottetown Islanders have swapped defencemen with the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

The Islanders have traded Kevin Laliberte for Dexter Weber.

Teams are not allowed to announce trades until Friday, May 30, but both players have made the transaction known through Twitter.

“Excited in joining @IslandersHKY can’t wait to start! Looking forward to it,” said Weber.

The six-foot, 185-pound defencemen from Kitchener, Ont., had two goals and 20 assists in 62 games last season with Drummondville.

He was invited to the Voltigeurs’ camp in 2012.

Weber is 18 years old while Laliberte is 17.

“(I) would like to thank the IslandersHKY organization for everything they've done for me for the past two years,” Laliberte said.

The six-foot-one, 182-pound blue-liner, had 13 assists in 67 games in his second season in Charlottetown. The Bois-des-Filions, Que., native played 36 games without registering a point in his rookie season.

The P.E.I. Rocket drafted him in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2012 draft.

The deal makes Nathan Yetman the longest-serving member of the Islanders. He was also selected in the 2012 draft.

Organizations: Islanders, IslandersHKY organization

Geographic location: Kitchener, Charlottetown

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