Fronts deal Robert­son, Pa­que­tte to IceDogs

The Peterborough Examiner - - Sports -

The re­build­ing Kingston Fron­te­nacs dealt their lead­ing scorer Ja­son Robert­son, older brother of Peter­bor­ough Petes sopho­more for­ward Nick Robert­son, to the ris­ing Ni­a­gara IceDogs in a block­buster trade Tues­day.

The Fron­te­nacs, in last place in the On­tario Hockey League’s East Di­vi­sion at 7-16-1-0, reloaded by also deal­ing top-line de­fence­man Ja­cob Pa­que­tte to the IceDogs. Both Robert­son and Pa­que­tte are 19 and are in their fi­nal OHL sea­son, un­less they re­turn for one more sea­son as over­agers. In re­turn Kingston re­ceived two 17-year-old play­ers, for­ward Ian Martin and de­fence­man Billy Con­stanti­nou, plus 11 draft picks, in­clud­ing three sec­ond-round se­lec­tions and three third-round se­lec­tions.

Martin and Con­stanti­nou will be in Kingston’s lineup when the Peter­bor­ough Petes host the Fron­te­nacs on Thurs­day at 7:05 p.m. at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre. Robert­son, a draft pick of the Na­tional Hockey League’s Dal­las Stars, is sec­ond in the OHL in goals with 23 and fourth in the league with 38 points.

The IceDogs, fea­tur­ing for­mer Petes head coach Jody Hull as as­so­ciate coach, are in a three­way tie with the Oshawa Gen­er­als and the Sud­bury Wolves for third in the OHL’s East­ern Con­fer­ence at 12-6-4-0—28, four points ahead of the slump­ing Petes.

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