Charlottetown Islanders head coach and general manager Jim Hulton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Felix Tremblay (2001-12-07) from the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in exchange for right winger Max-Antoine Melancon (2001-03-19).
Tremblay is a 6’3, 203 pound defender originally born from Baie-Comeau. The 18-year-old recorded one assist in 37 games last season with the Drakkar while also accruing 14 penalty minutes. Since entering the league in 2018-2019, Tremblay has played 67 career games split between the Drakkar, the Shawinigan Cataractes, and the Quebec Remparts.
Tremblay was originally drafted by the Remparts in the third round, 46th overall, at the 2017 QMJHL Draft.
Melancon, meanwhile, had originally been acquired from the Cataractes for a 2020 6th round pick during the 2019-2020 season. In 24 games with the Islanders, the 6’3 forward recorded two goals and three assists for five points in 24 games. In 92 career games split between Charlottetown and Shawinigan, Melancon has recorded ten goals and 24 points.
Melancon was originally drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the fourth round, 73rd overall, at the 2017 QMJHL Draft.