Your Halifax Mooseheads added some key pieces at the 2017 QMJHL Draft in Saint John, NB that will hopefully fill a few voids left for next season.
Cam Russell and the management team made yet another trade in the first round to move them up to the 13th overall pick. The Herd moved their 2nd and 4th rounds picks of this year’s draft to Moncton for the Wildcats first round pick that they received from Acadie-Bathurst on Friday. Halifax also moved a 1999-born player in defenceman Mathieu Charlebois to Gatineau for the Olympiques 3rd round pick at #48. We may also see another set of brothers on the team as the Mooseheads selected current d-man Cooper Jones’ younger sibling Zack in the thirteenth round.
Here is who the Moose selected today:
RD 1, #4 – C Xavier Parent – College Esther-Blondin Phenix, QMAAA
RD 1, $13 – D Justin Barron – Halifax McDonald’s, NSMMHL
RD 3, #41 – C Alex Newhook – York-Simcoe Express, Minor
RD 3, #48 – C Cole Stewart – Moncton Flyers, NBPEIMMHL
RD 6, #95 – F Kyle Petten – Tri-Pen Ospreys, NLMMHL
RD 7, #113 – D Felix Gascon – College Esther-Blondin Phenix, QMAAA
RD 7, #127 – LW Arlo Merritt – Kimball Union Academy PS
RD 10, #167 – G Maxime Emery – Pionniers de Lanaudiere, Espoir
RD 11, #185 – F Miguel Duchaine – Les Cantonniers de Magog, QMAA
RD 12, #203 – F Gavin Hart – Pictou Weeks Major Midgets, NSMMHL
RD 13, #221 – C Zack Jones – Boston Bandits 16U, MSHL16
RD 14, #237 – C Matthew Boldy – Dexter PS
Congratulations to all the young men who were drafted today by the 18 teams and welcome to the new Herd players to the team.
Click here for the full list of players drafted.