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Caps acquire 20-year-old forward


SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals acquired 20-year-old forward Alex Rawding from the South Shore Lumberjacks.

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The trade between the two MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) teams was completed on Saturday.
The Caps also receive Yarmouth’s first-round pick along with South Shore’s in the sixth and seventh rounds draft. South Shore had acquired Yarmouth’s pick in an earlier trade. The Lumberjacks received the Valley Wildcats’ first-round pick that the Caps traded for previously, a third-round pick along with the MHL rights to Ryan O’Toole, Matt Grouchy and Jake Brien.

All picks are for the 2017 draft. In 30 regular-season games, Rawding was leading the Lumberjacks in scoring with 26 points – 14 goals and 12 assists.

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O'Toole attended the Caps' training camp this season.

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