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Hockey Hall of Famer Gilmour trades own son in OHL stunner

Aug 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

Doug Gilmour AP

Some bizarre stuff from the world of Canadian junior hockey on Wednesday.

Former NHL star Doug Gilmour — currently serving as the GM of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs — traded away his oldest son, 16-year-old Jake Gilmour, to the Niagara IceDogs.

The full deal was Jake, goaltender Blake Richard and a conditional 12th round pick in 2015 to Niagara for the IceDogs’ 12th-round pick in 2015.

But, obviously, the talking point was the family connection.

Gilmour first brought his son to the organization in 2012, selecting him at the Ontario Hockey League draft — along with Owen Gill, the son of Kingston head coach (and ex-NHLer) Todd Gill.

It was a happy moment, as documented by the Globe and Mail:

Kingston kept it within the family in the later rounds, as general manager Doug Gilmour drafted his son Jake in the eighth round and Owen Gill, the son of head coach Todd Gill, was taken in the seventh.

“The Fronts proudly select Jake Gilmour of the Jr. Canadiens with our 8th round pick! #ProudDad,” tweeted Doug Gilmour.

Jake Gilmour was with the Jr. Canadiens and Owen Gill was with the Upper Canada Cyclones.

The younger Glimour has yet to make his OHL debut, spending last season with the Brampton Jr. B Bombers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

  1. alicesrightfootesq - Aug 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    At least now he won’t just be remembered as that guy who got destroyed by Joe Sakic.

    • esracerx46 - Aug 7, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      Pretty sure he wasnt the only one that got destroyed by Sakic. I am not familiar with either kid, but its rather odd to see 2 players and a 12th get traded for a 12th.

      • DTF31 - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:37 AM

        Shady trades happen all the time in the CHL. I’m positivethe leagues runs off a tally board of who owes who “ones” and then a lopsided deal is made. Watch in two years when they make another trade and this time Gilmour’s the one on the payday end.

      • missthemexpos - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        No kidding, especially for teams that will be hosting the Memorial Cup (and that goes double if the host team is in the Q) , don’t want the host team to look too bad against the 3 other winning teams.

  2. ewampus - Aug 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    But dad!!!!!

    • trucker2020 - Aug 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      If your Dad trades ya at 16…Time to move on..

  3. withseidelinn - Aug 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Played against the kid in GOJHL.. Never understood why he was drafted to the O. Absolutely no one playing in that league or Junior B alone has the skill level to play Major Junior.

  4. canucks30 - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    • dueman - Aug 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Nice video canucks30. I don’t get why someone down voted Dougie? The guy is a Hall of Fame Inductee. For guys like this, the jersey shouldn’t matter people.

    • damaged262 - Aug 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      What, no love for his playing time in Buffalo? From all reports, he really enjoyed his time there….

  5. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Aug 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Nothing the Sutters didn’t already do at the NHL level in Calgary.

  6. georgejarkko - Aug 8, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    On the mobile version, the headline was cut off so I just assumed it said “Gilmour Trades Own Soul.” I was only mildly disappointed to learn it was son instead.

  7. ironpeddler255 - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Call SYFS!

  8. daniz34 - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    That’s what happens when you take the car to your buddy’s house to play Call of Duty without asking permission first.

  9. titansbro - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    At 16 my dad wouldn’t let me drive down certain roads because they were too “dangerous.” This guy just shipped his kid off to another city for a bag of picks. Note to self, tell dad I love him.

  10. blackhawks2010 - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    And he’s grounded also….

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