The St. Stephen Aces have acquired 20 year old defenceman Alex Saunders in a trade with Pictou. The Aces traded Evan Gallant and a 5th round pick in 2019 for the veteran blueliner and a 2nd round pick in the 2019 draft.
The 6’3″, 190 lb. defenseman is described as a “defensive defenceman”. Saunders was drafted by the Dieppe Commandos in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft.
Saunders stated, “I am looking forward to a fresh start with a new group of guys and coaching staff. I’d like to be a bigger presence on this team, and help this team get to what I think everyone wants in St. Stephen, a playoff run and winning team.”
In other Aces news, Scott Gaetz was traded to Toronto for future considerations and Alex Lafreniere was traded to Amherst for future considerations.