Welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of Juniors trades! Featuring this time: Jesse Gabrielle, of the Providence Bruins.
TRADE: Pats get @NHLBruins prospect forward Jesse Gabrielle and defencemen Jonas Harkins in trade with Prince George. Details here: https://t.co/rtkRo6DLRz#JoinTheRegiment pic.twitter.com/CNdZV7iuxV— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) January 5, 2018
Gabrielle hasn’t played in Prince George all year, being a member of the Providence Bruins depth. He has 4 points in 21 games.
Gabrielle hasn’t been officially sent down to Juniors yet and it’s unlikely he’ll get back up to Saskatchewan all that soon. While his scoring is low, he still brings a valuable edge in skating and pesky-ness to an avalanche of scoring and experience that happens to play in Rhode Island.
If he does get sent down, he’ll likely be a big pickup for Regina as he will end up playing with players like Sam Steel as they go looking to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
Until then? Speculation and rumor. Like any good Junior nonsense.