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Eagles Trade Francis, Acquire Stairs & Picks in Saint John Deal

January 18, 2021 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Cape Breton Eagles News Release

SYDNEY - The Cape Breton Eagles have completed a trade with the Saint John Sea Dogs on Monday.

The Eagles have traded forward Ryan Francis (2001-12-02) and Quebec's sixth round draft pick in 2021 in exchange for forward Dawson Stairs (2002-01-25), Saint John's first round draft pick in 2023, Saint John's second round draft pick in 2023, and Sherbrooke's sixth round draft pick in 2022.

Francis, who was drafted by the Calgary Flames this past October, has notched 21 points through 15 games this season. He was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2017 QMJHL draft and collected 159 points in 198 contests as an Eagle.

Stairs has recorded eight points in 13 games this season. After contemplating pursuing NCAA hockey, he was drafted by Saint John in the seventh round of the 2018 draft and is in his second full season in the QMJHL. Stairs is expected to arrive in Sydney on Tuesday to begin his 14 day quarantine.

The QMJHL's 2020-21 trade period will conclude at noon on January 25th, 2021. For all information regarding trades and schedule announcements, please continue to consult the Cape Breton Eagles website and team social media.

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