Halifax – General Manager Cam Russell added a young forward in a deal with the Saint John Sea Dogs when the QMJHL Trade Period opened up on Wednesday. The Mooseheads acquired forward Robert Orr in exchange for 2nd and 4th round picks in this weekend’s QMJHL Entry Draft.
Orr will turn 17-years-old in September and was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2019 draft by the Sea Dogs despite being ranked as the 34th best available player by QMJHL Central Scouting. The native of Beaconsfield, QC led the Lac St-Louis Lions in scoring last season and was 10th in the league with 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 42 games. He finishes his QMAAA career with 78 points in 76 regular season games.
Orr goes by “Bobby” but not because of the famous Boston Bruins defenceman, he is named after his grandfather. Scouts have raved about his two-way game with excellent offensive skills along with great defensive abilities. The 5-foot-11, 168 pound forward shoots left and has the ability to play at center or on the wing.
The 2nd round pick sent to Saint John originally belonged to Sherbrooke and was one of four picks acquired by Halifax from Chicoutimi in the Raphael Lavoie deal. The 4th round pick sent to the Sea Dogs was originally owned by Acadie-Bathurst and came to Halifax via the Walter Flower trade with Rimouski.
The QMJHL Trade Period ends at 1pm ADT today. The 1st Round of the QMJHL Entry Draft will be held online this Friday night at 7:30pm ADT where your Mooseheads hold the 14th and 18th overall selections. Fans can watch the draft live on the QMJHL’s YouTube page. Rounds 2-14 will be held on Saturday beginning at 10am ADT.