Cataractes acquire Maple Leafs prospect Timashov

The Shawinigan Cataractes have acquired left winger Dmytro Timashov from the Quebec Remparts as they continue to load up for another run at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Quebec will receive a first- and third-round pick in 2017 along with a third-round pick in 2018 for Timashov, who needed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the move.

The addition of Timashov gives the Cataractes another weapon up front, as he joins Alexis D’Aoust (second in league scoring), Dennis Yan, Anthony Beauvillier and Danny Moynihan, who was acquired from Halifax on Tuesday. Shawinigan has also added defenceman Cavan Fitzgerald and forward Gabriel Gagné in a pair of recent trades.

Timashov is 10th in QMJHL scoring with 18 goals and 53 points in 29 games. A fifth-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015, Timashov is coming off a strong showing for Sweden at the world junior hockey championship, where he finished third on the team in scoring with seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven games.

The Cataractes, who who the Memorial Cup in 2012, lead the East Division with a 25-11-3 record, three points above the second-place Remparts.