The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today confirmed that the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have traded all-star defenseman Morgan Ellis (1992-04-30) to the Shawinigan Cataractes.
In return, the Screaming Eagles received right-winger Bronson Beaton (1995-02-06) as well as a 2012 second round pick and a 2013 first round pick.
This season, Ellis played 34 games with the Screaming Eagles, scoring 7 goals and adding 18 assists for a total of 25 points. In November, he participated in the Subway Super Series and was invited to the Montreal Canadiens’ training camp at the beginning of the season.
Furthermore, the Rimouski Océanic sent their centre, Liam O’Brien as well as their 2014 5th round pick and 2012 1st European choice to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. In exchange, they received 2012 2nd and 3rd round picks as well as their 1st European choice. O’Brien played 101 games with the Océanic scoring 9 goals and adding 17 assists for a total of 26 points.
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