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Newfoundlanders Ian Smallwood, Jesse Sutton moved in QMJHL trades

Ian Smallwood — Cape Breton Screaming Eagles photo
Ian Smallwood — Cape Breton Screaming Eagles photo

Count defenceman Ian Smallwood of St. John’s among the Newfoundlanders who had address changes over the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s mid-season trading period.

The 19-year-old Smallwood (27 GP, 7G, 5 A, +15, who was involved in one of 20 trades announced by QMJHL team on  Sunday, going from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.

He is one of two Newfoundlanders dealt to Bathurst in the last few days. Centre Jesse Sutton of Mount Pearl was traded to the Titan last Wednesday by the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in exchange for fellow overage forward Liam Murphy.

It’s the second transaction in a few months for Sutton (37GP, 12 G, 13A, -2), who went from the Quebec Remparts to Chicoutimi in a pre-season deal.

The trades gives Bathurst three players from this province. Forward Liam Leonard of Clarenville has been with the Titan since the start of the season.

Other Newfoundlanders moved during the QMJHL December-January trading period were forward Jordan Maher of Gander (Halifax to Charlottetown) and St. John’s native and goaltender Lucas Fitzpatrick (Shawinigan to Baie Comeau). Both were traded last month.

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