The dismantling of the 2022 Memorial Cup Champions Saint John Sea Dogs started with the Josh Lawrence trade. Lawrence had an incredible season with the Sea Dogs surpassing the 100 pt plateau for the first time in his QMJHL career.
Lawrence was the first to go, but it would appear another Fredericton product is on the move.
A source is reporting that Peter Reynolds will be heading to the Sherbrooke Phoenix when the trade window opens today. The proud Frederictonian, will be reunited with former Sea Dogs team and first overall draft pick Joshua Roy.
Reynolds played some of his best hockey of his career when it mattered most last week capturing the Memorial Cup on home ice. The ultra-talented forward played inspired hockey and was an integral component to the championship team.
The 19 year old played on what was Gardiner MacDougall’s energy line or 3rd line during the tournament and no doubt was one of the most effective and efficient forwards on the ice. His consistent two-way play coupled with his skating ability earned him and that entire line tons of ice.
Reynolds is coming off his best season with the Sea Dogs scoring 18 goals and 21 assists in 58 games.
There’s no question, Reynolds will take off offensively in Sherbrooke with an increased offensive role especially if Stephane Julien elects to play him with Roy which would be the logical thing to do.
A Roy and Reynolds combination moving forward could be lethal!
There’s no question the Phoenix are loading up for a potential run at a President Cup next season with the acquisition of another Fredericton product and Calgary Flames draft pick Cole Huckins.
Huckins and Reynolds will not only strengthen their offensive ability, it will also provide much needed depth through the middle. Both Huckins and Reynolds can play both forward positions with relative ease.