The Halifax Mooseheads made some big moves this afternoon, just a day before the trade deadline.
Cam Russell and the team staff traded prospect Frederik Theoret and a 9th round draft pick in 2017 to Drummondville for veteran Frederic Aube. The move should add some stability to the Mooseheads backend, which is very young and inexperienced. Aube, 20, has 4 goals and 20 points so far this season to go along with 49 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating. The Sherbrooke, QC native will most likely be in the top 4 on defense when he joins the team from the Voltigeurs.
Halifax also announced that they have acquired a 1st rounder in 2018 from Rouyn-Noranda in exchange for captain Taylor Ford. This is the second year that the Herd have said goodbye to their captain after trading alum Timo Meier around the same time last season to the Huskies as well. Ford will surely be missed by the team and city but picking up another pick in the first round in 2018 will hopefully help the Moose go on a long run during the playoffs that season.
I want to wish Taylor good luck for the rest of the season and during his career. Welcome to Moose Country Frederic Aube, hope you enjoy your time here.