Photo credit: Le Reflet – Denis Germain
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles general manager Marc-André Dumont puzzled some fans on Wednesday when he traded highly touted goaltending prospect Tommy Da Silva to the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Da Silva, 16, was selected 36th overall by the Eagles in last summer’s entry draft. The six-foot-two netminder was named the QMAAA best goalie prospect in 2017. A native of La Prairie, PQ, Da Silva participated in the World U17 Hockey Challenge in November for Canada Red.
The Sea Dogs also received Cape Breton’s eighth-round pick in the 2018 QMJHL Entry Draft.
In return, the Eagles acquire 2000-born forward Isiah Campbell. Standing six-foot-three, 179-pound, Campbell suited up 33 times for the Sea Dogs this season scoring once while adding six assists. the Pierrefond, PQ native has 19 penalty minutes so for this season. Campbell was selected 51st overall by Saint John in the 2016 QMJHL Entry Draft after winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Telus Cup with the Lac-St-Louis Lions of the QMAAA.