OHL Trade Deadline Comes and Goes
The Ontario Hockey League's over aged trade deadline ended at noon yesterday while regular trade deadline came and went at noon today and both were relatively quiet.
Here's a look back at what happened in the last 24 hours:
BELLEVILLE, ON - Belleville Bulls Head Coach and General Manager George Burnett announced just prior to Friday's OHL Trade Deadline that the team has completed two separate deals, each involving goaltenders.
The Bulls dealt netminder Jason Da Silva to the Peterborough Petes along with a fifth round draft pick in 2017 in exchange for sophomore goaltender Michael Giugovaz.
A former Georgetown Raider and graduate of the Toronto Red Wings Minor Midget program, Giugovaz joins the Bulls having played in 20 games for Peterborough this season alongside overaged netminder Andrew D'Agostini. The 18 year-old Brampton native comes to the Bulls with a positive attitude. "The trade wasn't something I expected but I'm looking forward to the opportunity to come and help this team," he said. "I like to play aggressively, challenge shooters and be a competitive guy in the net."
Peterborough Petes General Manager Michael Oke announced today that Cody Thompson has been traded to the Mississauga Steelheads in exchange for Kingston's 10th round selection in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.
The big 6’3”, 210 lb forward has signed an NHL contract with the Dallas Stars and will conclude his OHL playing career with the Sudbury Wolves. Faksa has 16 goals and 11 assists for 27 points in 30 games with the Rangers this season. Faksa sits in third place in team scoring on the Rangers. Faksa scored 29 goals in his rookie OHL season with the Rangers and added 37 assists for 66 points in 62 games - during the 2011-12 OHL season.
In return for Faksa, the Wolves sent 18-year-old forward DOMINIK KUBALIK and two 2ndround draft selections to the Kitchener Rangers in 2014 and 2016. Kubalik, 18, has 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points so far this season. The Czech Republic native was drafted in the 7th round of the NHL draft by the LA Kings organization in 2013.
“In Radek Faksa, we have acquired one of the premiere two-way forwards in the OHL” notes Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith. “Faksa is a 1st round National Hockey League draft for a reason and he has the size and skills that allow him to produce big results. Radek plays centre or wing and is an excellent penalty-killer as well. Radek is strong on face-offs and is very effective at net-front. We look forward to Radek’s offensive contribution on our power play as well.”
The Owen Sound Attack is announcing that they have traded veteran defenseman Kurtis MacDermid to the Erie Otters in exchange for a 2nd Round Draft Pick in 2016, a 2nd Round Draft Pick in 2018, a 2nd Round Draft Pick in 2019 and a Conditional 3rd Round Draft Pick in 2016.
MacDermid, a nearby Sauble Beach native and 7th Round Draft Pick in 2010 suited up in 112 regular season games for the Attack, tallying 26 points and 207 Penalty Minutes. 16 of MacDermid’s 26 points have come this year, including 7 points in his last 7 games played. The nineteen year old signed an NHL Entry Level Contract with the Los Angeles Kings in September of 2012.
The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce the acquisition of defenceman TREVOR CARRICK from the Mississauga Steelheads. The 19-year-old OHL veteran currently leads all defencemen in the OHL in goals with 16 markers and he led the Steelheads in scoring with 31 points. Carrick, 6’2”, 190 lbs, recently signed an NHL contract with the Carolina Hurricanes and will conclude his OHL playing career in Sudbury. The Wolves also acquired a 5th round draft selection in 2015 from Mississauga.
The Wolves also acquired the rights to 17-year-old defenceman BRADLEY BELL from the Steelheads. The Sudbury native is a 3rd round OHL draft selection and currently plays for the Sudbury Nickel Barons Jr. A team. BELL, a 5’11”, 185 lb left-shot defenceman has 7 goals and 7 assists in 20 games played with the Barons this season.
In return, the Wolves sent 17-year-old rookie defenceman STEFAN LEBLANC to the Steelheads. LeBlanc was a 7th round draft selection of the Sudbury Wolves in the 2012 OHL Priority draft. The Oakville native has 3 goals and 13 assists in his first OHL season. In addition, the Wolves sent three 2nd-round draft selections to Mississauga in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as a conditional 3rd round selection.