Islanders General Manager Jim Hulton announced a trade with the Moncton Wildcats.
The Islanders have acquired defenseman Cody Donaghey and goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon in exchange for a 4th and 10th round draft pick in 2018.
Donaghey is an Ottawa Senators prospect, originally invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect camp in 2014. The 20-year-old Newfoundland native was selected by the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft. In January 2013, he was traded to the Quebec Remparts where he spent the next two and half seasons, tallying 54 points in 108 games.
In 2015/16, Donaghey started the season with the Halifax Mooseheads, playing in 21 games. He had 4 goals and 7 assists before being traded to the Moncton Wildcats where he had 7 goals and 19 assists in 30 regular season games. He added 8 more points in 17 playoff games with the Wildcats.
“By adding Cody we have improved our mobility and experience on the backend. He will come in and be a mentor to our younger players and log a lot of minutes for us.” said Hulton.
Mann-Dixon, a Antigonish, N.S. native, is entering his third season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Last season the 19-year-old goalie saw his most playing time with the Wildcats. He appeared in 29 games, going 13-8-4 with a 0.880 save percentage.
For the 2014/15 season he was a part of the Saint John Sea Dogs.
“Blade is a goalie we have had our eye on from afar for some time. We have been searching all summer for a veteran goalie to compliment Matt Welsh and with the addition of Blade we are very excited with our goaltender tandem going into Training Camp next week.”
Islanders 2016 Training Camp opens on Monday, August 22 at the Pownal Sports Centre. The official Training Camp roster can be viewed here.
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