Ex-Leafs great Doug Gilmour trades son

Kingston Frontenacs general manager Doug Gilmour traded his 16-year-old son Jake to the Niagara...

Kingston Frontenacs general manager Doug Gilmour traded his 16-year-old son Jake to the Niagara IceDogs Wednesday. (QMI Agency file photo)

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There’s tough love. Then there’s trading your own son.

Kingston Frontenacs general manager Doug Gilmour  — yes, that Doug Gilmour — traded his soon-to-be 17-year-old son, Jake, to the Niagara IceDogs along with goalie Blake Richard and a conditional 12th-round pick in 2015 on Wednesday.

Niagara sent its 12th round pick in 2015 back the other way.

Doug Gilmour, who has been the GM of the Ontario Hockey League team since taking over for Larry Mavety in 2012, selected Jake in the eighth-round of the 2012 OHL draft. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound forward spent last season with the Brampton (Ont.) Bombers junior B team, where he picked up eight assists in 43 games.

Doug Gilmour, the former Leafs standout who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011, played 20 seasons in the NHL. He put up career totals of 450 goals and 964 assists with seven teams.


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