Not one day after posting that things were slow on the trade front heading into the December 1st roster deadline, four deals happened in a span of 36 hours.
The Coquitlam Express appear to be in a position of adding players to their roster as they traded 18-year-old Nicolas Beaudin to the Gloucester Rangers of the Central Canada Hockey League for future considerations.
It’s the second deal in the last three weeks which sees the Express subtract from their roster without adding as back on November 12th, Coquitlam Head Coach Barry Wolff moved forward Adam Smith to the SIJHL’s Dryden Ice Dogs for future considerations. The Express now only have 20 players on their roster, meaning they could add two without removing anyone else.
Meanwhile, Beaudin, who was ranked 167th on the NHL Central Scouting Final Prospect list for this past June’s draft, only had one assist in 19 games with the Express this season after joining them from Stanstead College.
To Gloucester Rangers:
F Nicolas Beaudin (95)http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=128273To Coquitlam Express:
Neither team has posted anything about the trade, but it is listed under “Transactions” on the BCHL website.