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Doug Gilmour wants traded son to ‘make it on your own’

Aug 9, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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Doug Gilmour, a Hockey Hall of Famer and current general manager of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs, shed some light on why he traded his son, Jake, to the Niagara IceDogs this week.

Interestingly enough, Jake was originally his father’s selection choice during the 2012 OHL Draft.

“If he played in Kingston, people would say you’re only there because of your dad,” Gilmour told the Globe and Mail on Friday.

“I said: ‘Jake, I want you to play in a situation where you’re on your own and you make it on your own,’ and his mother agreed. This is what we came up with and we felt it was the best.

“This is what we came up with and felt it was the best…Now in saying that, it doesn’t mean I can’t get him back in a year.”

  1. esracerx46 - Aug 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Your son, another player, and a 12th round pick….for a 12th round pick. I’m sorry if I’m hung up on that part. My math skills arent that great. Totally understand wanting your son to get out of the nest so to speak.

  2. snipedanglecelly13 - Aug 10, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    I can agree with mr Gilmore

  3. officialgame - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    It would be nice if the article told us something about the kid. Like his age, his potential as a player, what position he plays, and how Jake felt about being traded by his Dad. Stupid to assume every reader knows who Jake Gilmore is.

  4. kaptaanamerica - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Never really liked gilmour after the allegations of sex assault against him…

  5. scoops1 - Aug 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Father knows best

  6. nhstateline - Aug 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    He should have named the kid Sue at birth instead of trading him later. Would’ve done the same thing….

  7. stinkpretty1 - Aug 11, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Killer #39, you almost played for more Canadian teams than Americans…

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