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Mooseheads acquire veteran defenceman in trade with Shawinigan

19-year-old Jason Horvath was selected in the 3rd round, 50th overall by Shawinigan in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft
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General Manager Cam Russell made a move to bolster the Mooseheads blue-line on Wednesday by adding veteran defenceman Jason Horvath in a trade with Shawinigan.

Halifax sends a 6th round pick in 2020 to the Cataractes for the 19-year-old Horvath who was selected in the 3rd round, 50th overall by Shawinigan in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft.

Horvath, who hails from Russell, Ontario, has played in 104 regular season games since being drafted. 

He brings size at 6-foot-2 and nearly 200 pounds and can chip in offensively when needed with three goals and 25 assists thus far in his career. He shoots left and has added 63 penalty minutes in his two seasons.

"We're happy to add another veteran body to the mix that will give us some stability this season especially with Jared (McIsaac) recovering from an injury for the first few months," Russell said.

McIsaac had offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be out until at least the end of November.

There are 44 players currently on the Mooseheads training camp roster including 24 forwards, 16 defencemen and four goalies.

The Mooseheads (0-2) will host the Saint John Sea Dogs (2-0) tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in preseason action at the RBC Centre in Dartmouth. 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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