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Waterloo's Shaw heads to Fighting Saints at trade deadline

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Fighting Saints made a couple of moves just before the trade deadline late Monday night to bolster their roster for a potential playoff push.

They acquired forward Robby Jackson from the Chicago Steel and defenseman Hayden Shaw from the Waterloo Black Hawks.

“This time of year is tough, and it was very difficult to trade two players out of our locker room,” said Dubuque Fighting Saints Head Coach and General Manager Matt Shaw. “Both were great teammates and very good hockey players. We've made these moves as we look to improve our team. Regardless of either player's last name being brought in, we have identified these two as guys who bring a history of success offensively in their time in the USHL. Both were members of the USHL All-Rookie Team last season and Robby Jackson was the USHL Rookie of the Year. We're excited to welcome them to our locker room.”

In return for Jackson, Dubuque parted ways with J.D. Dudek, a 1st round selection in Phase 2 of the 2015 USHL draft and an affiliate list player to be named later.

And for Shaw, the Fighting Saints traded Blake Hillman, an affiliate list player to be named later, a 4th round selection in Phase 2 of the 2016 USHL Draft and future considerations to Waterloo.

Shaw is the son of Fighting Saints Head Coach and G.M. Matt Shaw.

Both players are expected to make their Fighting Saints debut Friday night when the Saints host Green Bay.  Tickets are available online at dubuquefightingsaints.com or by calling 563-583-6880.

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