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1ST ROUND PICK TO MOOSE IN MOYNIHAN DEAL

2016-01-05

The Halifax Mooseheads continued to stockpile draft picks on Tuesday when they added yet another first round selection in 2016 by sending leading scorer Danny Moynihan to Shawinigan.

Halifax also acquired 20-year-old defenceman Zachary Taylor from the Cataractes while sending a 2016 third round selection (Quebec) the other way.

The Mooseheads now owns three picks in the opening round of the 2016 QMJHL Entry Draft including their own first rounder along with Quebec’s and Shawinigan’s. Halifax also has two selections in each of the second and third rounds.

(Above: Zachary Taylor in playoff action vs Halifax last season)

Taylor is a native of Dartmouth, NS and will provide stability and leadership on a young blueline for the remainder of the season. He has produced 25 points in 167 career games over parts of four seasons. He maintained a +11 rating with the Cats in 2015-2016.

Moynihan had spent his entire career with the Herd and was leading the team with 50 points in 38 games this season. He had 146 points in 168 games since signing as a free agent in the summer of 2013.

The 20-year-old Moynihan will join former teammate Cavan Fitzgerald in Shawinigan (24-11-3-0) on a team that will have a legitimate shot at winning a QMJHL title this season.

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