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Mooseheads trade with Sherbrooke for top prospect Cameron Whynot

On Tuesday the Halifax Mooseheads announced that forward Xavier Parent will be heading to the Sherbrooke Phoenix
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On Tuesday the Halifax Mooseheads announced that forward Xavier Parent will be heading to the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

The deal also comes with a third round draft pick for the Moose in 2021.

Whynot, originally from Kenville, N.S., was the highest ranked defenceman in the 2019 QMJHL entry draft.

"We are extremely happy to get a player of Whynot's talent level that will help our team for years to come. He is a very highly ranked prospect and we feel he is a great building block for the future here in Halifax," said Moosehead General Manager Cam Russell after the announcement.

Whynot was originally selected 9th overall for the Phoenix, and Parent is entering his third year in the QMJHL after being selected fourth overall by the Mooseheads in 2017.

A release from the Mooseheads says they'll be sad to see Parent go.

"I'd like to thank Xavier for what he has brought to the Mooseheads both on and off the ice over these past couple of seasons and wish him all the best in Sherbrooke," Russell added.

Parent set career highs last season, with 15 goals and 19 assists in 67 games. He finished with a total of 63 points in 130 games in his Halifax career.

Whynot, who spend the last two seasons with the Valley Wildcats, is left-handed, and he tied for 7th in league last season with 41 points.

Whynot also had a strong physical element to his game with 93 penalty minutes and was named the NSMMHL’s defenceman of the year.

The Moosehead training camp is set to begin this Thursday, with a pair of intra-squad games Friday, and the preseason schedule starts Sunday at 4 p.m. when the Moose take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at the Zatzman Sportsplex.

Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, and at the Official Mooseheads Shop in Scotia Square Mall. 

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