Halifax Mooseheads trade captain Taylor Ford for 2018 draft pick

Zane Woodford, Metro Halifax novanewsnow@tc.tc
Published on January 6, 2017

Taylor Ford

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The Herd will have to find a new leader.

The Halifax Mooseheads traded their captain, defenceman Taylor Ford on Thursday, along with a fourth round draft pick in 2018, to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for that team’s first round draft pick in 2018 – giving Halifax three first round picks for that season.

Ford has been captain since January 2016 after being selected 38th overall by Halifax in the second round of the 2013 draft.

In a release from the team, general manager Cam Russell thanks Ford “for his great contributions on and off the ice” during his time with the Mooseheads, and wishes him luck in the future.

Ford’s is the second trade announced by the team on Thursday.

The Herd announced earlier in the day that they traded a ninth round draft pick in 2017 and a future prospect to the Drummondville Voltigeurs for 20-year-old Frederic Aube.

Aube, a 6’1” tall right-hander weighing in at 195 lbs., has scored four goals this season and added 16 assists. He was invited to the Vancouver Canucks development camp after he finished last season as the 13th highest scoring defenceman in the QMJHL. He’s already committed to play CIS hockey next season with McGill University.

Along with the ninth round draft pick, the Mooseheads also dealt 16-year-old prospect Frederik Theoret, who played two games as a call-up this season.

The team faces the Moncton Wildcats at home on Friday, marking the return of Nico Hischier after the World Junior Hockey Championship.