Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Charlottetown Islanders Acquire Kameron Kielly

Press Release
 A familiar name in Island hockey circles has been traded to the Charlottetown Islanders. Kameron Kielly of Charlottetown has been acquired from the Gatineau Olympiques.

“We expect Kameron to be a major part of our hockey club going forward,” said Islanders General Manager Grant Sonier. “Kameron was a first-round draft choice in 2012 and has played a year in the league and we expect him to immediately make an impression at training camp.  I want all Islander fans to know this was a hockey deal first.” said Sonier. “Kameron has a great hockey background, was probably the best player to come out of PEI in the past two years and his projection is very high,” he said.

Also included in the trade to Charlottetown is a fifth-round choice and an eighth-round choice in 2015.  Going to Gatineau is defenceman Alex Chenier-Allard and two draft choices; Charlottetown’s first-round choice in 2014 and a fourth-round choice in 2016.  The Islanders still retain Rimouski Oceanic’s first-round choice from the Jimmy Oligny trade.

Kielly, a product of the Sherwood-Parkdale minor hockey system, played Midget AAA with the Charlottetown Islanders and was selected eighteenth overall by Gatineau in the first round of the 2012 QMJHL draft.

The 6’00 180lb forward played 60 games last year scoring twice and added 4 assists along with 14 PIM.  He played seven play-off games, picking up one assist.

The Islanders also made two more transactions.

Beau Rusk has been traded to Rimouski for an eighth-round choice in 2015 and Charles Lapointe has been traded to Drummondville for future considerations.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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