MONCTON N.B. – The Moncton Wildcats have traded forward Sam Meisenheimer, defenceman Noah Massie, a third round pick in 2017, a fifth round pick in 2017 as well as a third round pick in 2018 to the Charlottetown Islanders. In return Moncton acquires goaltender Mark Grametbauer along with an eighth round pick in this year’s draft.
The 18-year-old net minder from Halifax played with the Charlottetown Islanders during the 2016-2017 season. Appearing in nets for 17 campaigns, recording 13 wins, he was also a solid presence in nets for 12 of their playoffs games this season. “With the addition of Mark in nets we felt it was important for us to give Matt Waite the protection of a senior goaltender in our league, as well as a mentor. Our objective is to have a 19-year-old goalie as often as we can; Mark has proven that he is rock solid in nets, and a great person on and off the ice, for us it is like adding another captain to the team and we look forward to having him in Moncton,” said Director of Hockey Operations, Roger Shannon.
As part of this trade both Noah and Sam will now join the Charlottetown Islanders. Director of Hockey Operations, Roger Shannon had this to say about the move. “Noah unfortunately just did not have the opportunity to play much for us this past season and we wanted to make sure he had the chance to get on the ice. With PEI going into a re-build he will have the opportunity there.”
“Sam will be a 19-year-old this year, and at this point we are already heavy on forwards and we need to be able to give our young guys a chance to play. Unfortunately there was not really a spot for him this year with all of the new players we have joining us, but we are happy to give him the opportunity to stay in the league and see him play in PEI.”
The 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft will being Saturday June 3rd at Harbour Station. Full draft coverage will take place on TVA Sports, Rogers TV, and tune into all of the Wildcats social media channels for up to date information.