CONFIRMED: Wildcats ship forward Olivier to Cataractes

The Moncton Wildcats have traded forward Mathieu Olivier to the Shawinigan Cataractes.

In return, the Wildcats receive a thrid-round pick in 2015 (Quebec) from the Cataractes.

Wildcats Director of Hockey Operations Roger Shannon said in a team release it was a very tough decision to make the trade.

“Matt is a great kid and was a good player for us. He will go back to Quebec and have the opportunity to play in front of family which is something we wanted for him.”

Olivier was a seventh round pick of the Wildcats in 2013. Last season as a rookie, the St-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Que., native scored six goals and 14 points in 53 games. In 33 games this season, the six-foot, 187-pound winger has three goals and seven points.

The trade was made official by the QMJHL today.

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