Let the trades begin.
The P.E.I. Rocket is one of the teams expected to break the ice on Friday morning when the first QMJHL trade period of 2010-11 opens in Drummondville, Que.
The Rocket will acquire high-scoring forwards Andrej Nestrasil and Travis McIsaac from the Victoriaville Tigres at the draft in Drummondville, Que., a source told Metro Halifax yesterday.
Nestrasil and McIsaac are part of a compensation package for a December trade that sent Joel Champagne and Chris Doyle to Victoriaville.
Nestrasil, a Czech Republic native entering his 19-year-old season, piled up 51 points in 50 games while battling a groin injury in the second half. McIsaac, a native of Uigg, P.E.I., entering his over-age season, had 57 points in 68 games.