CONFIRMED: Screaming Eagles trade Pelletier to Huskies for Bélanger and pick


The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles traded forward Julien Pelletier to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in exchange for goaltender Alexandre Bélanger and a third-round pick, originally owned by Rimouski, at the 2015 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft.

Pelletier, 18, appeared in 26 games with the Screaming Eagles this season, recording five goals and nine assists, along with posting a minus-11 rating and 14 penalty minutes. In 100 career games with Cape Breton, the Gatineau, Que., notched 31 goals and 34 assists for 65 points. Pelletier was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in round four, 107th overall.

Bélanger, 19, has appeared in 25 games with the Huskies this season, posting a record of 12-7-0-1, along with recording a goals-against-average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .872. In 123 career games with Rouyn-Noranda, the native of Sherbrooke, Que., has recorded 64 wins and 47 losses. He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in round seven, 200th overall.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s trade period comes to a close on Tuesday.