The Charlottetown Islanders completed a pair of trades on Monday prior to the trade freeze ahead of the 2019-2020 season.
First, the Islanders traded forward prospect Nathan Kelly to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in exchange for a 2021 10th round pick. Kelly was a 9th round pick of the Islanders in the 2018 QMJHL Draft. As captain of the East Coast Blizzard (NLMMHL) last season, Kelly finished first in the league in assists (24) and third overall in points (38).
Should he make the Huskies opening day roster, he’ll be re-united with former PEI Rocket defenseman Brad Yetman, his previous head coach with the Blizzard and current assistant coach in Rouyn-Noranda.
Next, the Islanders acquired forward Luke Wilson from the Saint John Sea Dogs in exchange for the rights to defenseman Connor McCluskey. Wilson has played parts of the last two seasons with the Sea Dogs, recording six goals and 13 points in 90 career QMJHL games. The 6’0 Bedford, Nova Scotia native was originally selected in the 9th round, 163rd overall, by the Sea Dogs in the 2017 QMJHL Draft.
The Islanders training camp roster now sits at 15 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 3 goaltenders. You can view the updated roster HERE.
The next Islanders pre-season game is in Grand-Sault, New Brunswick on Friday, September 6th against the Saint John Sea Dogs, before returning home on Sunday, September 8th for a matinee game against the Moncton Wildcats at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague, PEI! Tickets will be available at the door and are just $10 for adults/seniors and $5 for students/youth. Don’t miss QMJHL hockey in King’s County!