Acadia Starts Trading Season Off

The Golden Bears have wasted no time after the league lifted the annual summer trade freeze, completing two large deals.
by Marcel Cormier | October 17, 2013, 1:53 PM ET

Acadia has always been a team willing to trade. Although the club has seemingly earned a reputation around the SICHL as a difficult one to negotiate with, every year the Bears manage to buck that label and already that is proving to be the case again in 2013-14.

While official word has yet to come from the SICHL offices, sources indicate that the Bears have completed two deals, one involving players and the other a simple swap involving cash for picks. It's been suggested that the latter agreement has actually been in place for the better part of a month and that the two teams involved were simply waiting for the freeze to be lifted. 

The understanding is that Acadia has purchased the eight 2013 draft picks held by the Toronto Titans for the rather hefty sum of $10 Million dollars. Considering the Titans didn't have a 1st or 2nd round pick, the dollar figure seems exorbitant to say the least. One of the picks is Acadia's 3rd rounder previously picked up by Toronto last season during the Mike Cammalleri deal.

The second trade, if the source is correct, is a much bigger one and involves recent 1st round selection J.T. Miller being sent to Denver as part of a multi-asset swap that would see forward Brandon Dubinsky coming back to Acadia. The suggestion is that there is also at least one draft pick and a prospect also coming to the Bears and that a second player, a depth forward, would be joining the Rapids.

We await official confirmation from the SICHL. 

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