Ramblers add forward at trading deadline

Pick up Cusson from Miramichi Timberwolves

Published on January 11, 2017

The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers have picked up forward Matt Cusson from the Miramichi Timberwolves.

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AMHERST, N.S. – The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers picked up 20-year-old forward Matt Cusson on Tuesday

The Ramblers sent a conditional fourth round pick, future considerations and the rights to forward Francis Theriault to the Miramichi Timberwolves to complete the deal on the final day of trading in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.

 “We are very happy to add Cusson to our lineup so late in the trade period. He only became available late when Miramichi added a 20-year-old defencemen and needed to move one of there 20s,” Ramblers coach and GM Jeff LeBlanc said. “Two years ago, I coached against Matt in the divisional finals when he was only 18. I like the way he competed. He’s a hard worker that can play in every situation. ”

Cusson, a native of Pointe-Claire, Que., has four goals and 17 assists along with 74 penalty minutes.

Last year, he had 10 goals and 14 assists in 44 games and amassed 91 penalty minutes.

The 6’0, 181-pound winger has also seen action with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL.