MAINEiacs acquire Gratchev

August 29, 2008 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

News Release

BOUCHERVILLE, Friday, August 29, 2008 - The Lewiston MAINEiacs made a major move today, acquiring the services of Russian forward Maxime Gratchev (88-09-26) and a sixth round pick in the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft from the Rimouski Océanic for a fourth round selection in 2009 and a second round pick in 2010.

Gratchev, a fourth round pick of the New York Islanders in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, recorded nine goals and twenty helpers in thirty-nine contests last season.

The trade period ends on September 2, at noon.

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