Mooseheads star Cataford traded for 11th overall pick in QMJHL draft

By CityNews Halifax Staff

The Halifax Mooseheads made a big move in this past weekend’s QMJHL entry draft in order to secure a spot in the first round.

In a blockbuster trade on June 7, the Mooseheads dealt reigning Q’s MVP Mathieu Cataford to Rimouski for the 11th overall pick this year as well as a first-round pick in 2026 and a pair of second-round picks over the next two years as well as a third-rounder in this year’s picks.

A short time after that move, hometown forward Danny Walters was selected in that 11th spot, which drew a huge cheer from his family and friends who attended the draft in Moncton.

According to the Mooseheads website, Walters had an outstanding rookie season with the Halifax McDonalds where he scored 27 points in 27 games.

The young prospect followed it up with a strong playoff run that saw him add 11 points in 13 games.

On June 6, the Mooseheads made two trades with the Moncton Wildcats, sending Markus Vidicek and Dylan MacKinnon to Moncton in exchange for draft picks and young forward Shawn Carrier.

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