Niagara IceDogs’ General Manager Joey Burke announced today that the club has completed a trade with the Peterborough Petes.
In the transaction, the IceDogs have acquired four draft selections, three in 2021, in exchange for defenceman Jacob Paquette.
“This was an extremely difficult decision to make today. Jacob is an established star on the back end in this league, and I wish him nothing but the best in Peterborough.” said Burke.
The IceDogs have received the following selections
- 2020 3rd round (Kingston)
- 2021 2nd round (London)
- 2021 3rd round (Peterborough)
- 2021 5th round (Peterborough)
“The fact of the matter is we went all in last year. This year, we are in a position where we need to recoup draft picks, specifically over the next two years, especially in 2021. This trade accomplishes that for us and then some, bringing us more than back on track to move forward.” Burke, continued
Paquette, a former 2017 7th round pick of the Nashville Predators, had spent his entire career with the Frontenacs, and has served as an Assistant Captain before a November 2018 trade that brought him and teammate Jason Robertson to Niagara. A reliable shut down defenceman, Paquette became a steady presence on the IceDogs blueline last season. He recently returned from rookie camp with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He also attended their summer development camp.
The entire Niagara IceDogs organization would like to thank Jacob for everything he has done for the IceDogs team and the community in Niagara, and wish him the best success moving forward with Peterborough and beyond.