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Doug Gilmour traded his son for draft picks

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07:33 AM ET 08.08 | Really, dad? A strong family connection might have brought forward Jake Gilmour to the Ontario Hockey League's Kingston Frontenacs, but it didn't keep him there. Frontenacs general manager Doug Gilmour sent his son packing Wednesday, shipping Jake, goaltender Blake Richard and a conditional 12th round pick in 2015 to Niagara for the IceDogs 12th round pick in 2015. Jake Gilmour was an eighth-round pick of the Frontenacs in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. He spent last season with the Brampton Jr. B Bombers where he picked up eight assists in 43 games. Doug Gilmour played 20 seasons in the NHL, scoring 450 goals and adding 964 assists with St. Louis, Calgary, Toronto, New Jersey, Chicago, Buffalo and Montreal before joining the Frontenacs.

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August 8, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Wow. You traded son, goalie and a 12th for a 12th. Nothing like saying "son", you are worth nothing as a hockey player.

Truthfully, 8th rounders in the OHL draft are marginal at best, and have no realistic possibility of getting any farther than the ECHL.

But still......makes you wonder if Jake borrowed the car one too many times.

August 8, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Should make the upcoming holidays interesting in the Gilmour residence, that's for sure.

August 8, 2013  08:21 AM ET

But Daaaaaad! I don't want to go to Niagara!

Shut up or I'll give you something to really cry about!

August 8, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But Daaaaaad! I don't want to go to Niagara!Shut up or I'll give you something to really cry about!

Like pushing you into the Niagara river just above the Falls without a barrel

August 8, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Thanksgiving dinners 'round the Gilmour Family Table are certainly going to be interesting

August 8, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Maybe Jakey has a little queen waiting for him in Niagara.

August 8, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Since his son had 8 assists in 43 Jr. B games, we should be impressed he managed to get anything at all in return for him...guess the goalie he traded with him didn't have that much value either.

August 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Should make the upcoming holidays interesting in the Gilmour residence, that's for sure.

In the long run, I think dad did the right thing. Hard to function as a young player in the shadow of your famous father. Besides, dad might know something about the coaches in the various teams that we don't know.

August 8, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Doug's just building a resume to be the Leafs GM.

August 8, 2013  09:28 AM ET

I like the Christopher Walken hair in this photo.

August 8, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Doug's just building a resume to be the Leafs GM.

He'll have to try a lot harder to achieve that level. Trading his son's not enough.

August 8, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I like the Christopher Walken hair in this photo.

a liitkle more "goodfellas" era Joe pesci I think

August 8, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wow. You traded son, goalie and a 12th for a 12th. Nothing like saying "son", you are worth nothing as a hockey player.Truthfully, 8th rounders in the OHL draft are marginal at best, and have no realistic possibility of getting any farther than the ECHL.But still......makes you wonder if Jake borrowed the car one too many times.

Personally, I like it.

Tough love is a good thing and we don't see nearly enough of it these days.

August 8, 2013  09:44 AM ET

I'm a bit confused........if Dougie sent his son to Niagara does this mean the honeymoon's over or just starting?

August 8, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

But still......makes you wonder if Jake borrowed the car one too many times.

LOL

Aside from the fact that its his own son. Why would you trade two players and a 12th round pick for a 12th round pick?

August 8, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

LOL

Aside from the fact that its his own son. Why would you trade two players and a 12th round pick for a 12th round pick?

He moved up from 4,794th to 4,793rd. :-)

August 8, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Personally, I like it. Tough love is a good thing and we don't see nearly enough of it these days.

Agreed. Good for the kid. He might develop into a hockey player yet.

August 8, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I like the Christopher Walken hair in this photo.

I guess he needs more Cowbell.

August 8, 2013  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I guess he needs more Cowbell.

I'm Gene Frenkle and I approve this message.

 
August 8, 2013  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

In the long run, I think dad did the right thing. Hard to function as a young player in the shadow of your famous father. Besides, dad might know something about the coaches in the various teams that we don't know.

Good point.

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