SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs have acquired centre Nicolas Hebert from the Rimouski Oceanic in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft.
The deal comes on the opening day of the holiday trading period.
Hebert, 5'11" and 184 lbs., was selected in the first round (12th overall) by the Oceanic in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.
The 17-year-old Longueuil, Quebec, native registered two goals and three points in 35 games for Rimouski this season. In 89 career games over two seasons, he totaled four goals and seven points.
"He's a former first round draft pick and we believe he has a lot of untapped potential," said Sea Dogs' Head Coach and Co-General Manager Ross Yates. "He's going to get more ice time here, and we're looking forward to seeing what he can bring to our team."
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