Viktor Hertzberg, 19, is an impact player
who was acquired by the Juniors today.
Hertzberg a RW has registered 36 points
in 31 games played this season.
It was their most significant trade of the day.
The Montreal Juniors traded Czech born centerman Denis Kindl (18) along with a 1st round draft pick in 2013 and a 2nd round draft pick in 2012 to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in exchange for star right winger Viktor Hertzberg.
With the addition of Hertzberg the Juniors gain yet another player who is capable of playing on the team's top line. Hertzberg is a proven scorer in the league having scored 15 goals and 36 points through 31 games so far this season.
Don't be surprised if Hertzberg (RW) is added to the Juniors top line with Louis Leblanc (C) and Nicolas Chouinard (RW - but will likely move to the left side). He will also be a welcomed addition to the 1st or 2nd powerplay unit.
Listed at 6'0" and 193 lbs, Hertzberg is a nifty player who skates smoothly and has slick hands.
Some people may accuse the Juniors of overpaying to make this deal however something tells me that one of Montreal's draft picks will be traded back to the Juniors during this June's draft in exchange for some other form of compensation. This, of course, would be yet another benefit to Montreal who will have an opportunity enter a deep playoff run with most of their cards in their hand.
As for Denis Kindl, Cape Breton are receiving an 18 year old who has been coming into his own as of late. Kindl has scored 10 points during his last 12 outings and is a +6 during that time.
A hidden benefit of this deal is that coach Vincent has solved the problem of being too deep at the centerman position and has bolstered his depth at the wing as needed. That means Louis-Marc Aubry can now move back to his natural position at center ice and will surely line up between David Rose and Philippe Fontaine on the team's 3rd line. The roster is more balanced than ever before.