SEA DOGS ACQUIRE GOALIE PROSPECT DA SILVA FROM CAPE BRETON
SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs have acquired goaltender Tommy Da Silva from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, along with a 2018 eighth-round pick, in exchange for forward Isiah Campbell.
Da Silva, 16, was selected by Cape Breton in the second round (36th overall) of the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft, and was the first goaltender taken. The native of La Prarie, Quebec, is 4-9 with a 3.97 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage in his second season with College Charles-Lemoyne Riverains of the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League. He was 2-2 in five preseason games with the Screaming Eagles.
Listed at 6’1″ and 205 lbs., Da Silva also played one game for Canada Red at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
“We’re very happy to acquire a player we see as a top goalie prospect,” said Sea Dogs President and General Manager Trevor Georgie. “Hockey Canada placed Tommy among the six best 2001-born goalies in the country by having him compete in the Under-17 program. We’re going to be patient with him, and work on developing him into a key contributor for us going forward.”
Campbell, 17, had one goal and seven points in 33 games in his first full season in Saint John. He also had one goal in three games last year.
“It’s certainly difficult to move a player like Isiah,” Georgie said. “He’s a quality player and person. He’s going to get a good opportunity to play in Cape Breton and we wish him the best.”
The Sea Dogs’ next game is tonight at 7 p.m. against the Rimouski Oceanic at Harbour Station. Tickets are available at the Harbour Station Box Office and online.