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Nathan MacKinnon rights traded to Mooseheads

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The rights to Nathan MacKinnon, the first overall pick in the 2011 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft, have been traded to the Halifax Mooseheads.

In return, Baie-Comeau acquires forwards Carl Gélinas and Francis Turbide as well as Halifax’s 2012 and 2013 first round picks. The Drakkar also added Quebec Remparts’ first selection in 2013.

“The fact that Nathan MacKinnon will play for a team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League next year is fantastic news for our league,” said QMJHL Commissioner, Gilles Courteau. “I would like to salute the excellent work of both organizations.”