Sea Dogs Acquire 1st Round Selection and 2nd Round Selection for Cam MacDonald
The Saint John Sea Dogs have acquired a 1st Round Selection (Gatineau) and 2nd Round Selection (Drummondville) in the 2024 QMJHL entry draft in exchange for 19-year-old forward Cam MacDonald.
The picks recovered are important early round draft selections after the Sea Dogs hosted and won the 2022 Memorial Cup. In exchange, the Gatineau Olympiques receive veteran forward Cam MacDonald. MacDonald, originally selected by the Sea Dogs in the 3rd round of the 2019 QMJHL Entry Draft has 29 points in 27 games this season and a total of 117 points in 124 QMJHL games.
“This was a difficult trade to make” said Sea Dogs President and General Manager, Trevor Georgie “Everyone loves and respects Cam here. He has been a strong presence for our group on and off the ice. It could be his last season of junior hockey and we wanted to give him an opportunity to push for another championship.”
MacDonald is a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect. He may best be remembered by Sea Dogs fans for his standout performance in the 2022 Memorial Cup Final scoring a goal and adding two assists against the Hamilton Bulldogs en route to being crowned champions.
“First off, I would like to thank the city and fans of Saint John,” said MacDonald. “I’ve never seen a building as electric as during the Memorial Cup and the city was behind us all the way to the end. The fans played a huge part in our victory. Thank you to the Sea Dogs for giving me the opportunity to win a Memorial Cup and building the team that we had. Lots of memories came over my 2.5 years that I will forever be grateful for. Lastly, thank you to my teammates over the years. It’s hard to leave but I look forward to seeing these guys on the ice again soon. Thank you Saint John, champions forever.”
MacDonald was previously committed to Boston College before signing with the Sea Dogs in June 2020.
“Cam and his family trusted us and we took a chance together, embarking on something special here” said Georgie. We appreciate that and thank them for the many great years together. Cam’s name will forever be engraved on the Memorial Cup as a Sea Dog.”