Hamilton adds draft picks

Randy Russon
August 11, 2018

Reigning Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs have acquired three future draft picks in a trade with the Guelph Storm.

As he re-stocks the draft cupboard, Bulldogs general manager Steve Staios has obtained a second round pick in 2019, a fourth round selection in 2020 and a third round choice in 2021 from the Storm in exchange for overage defenseman Jack Hanley.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Hanley played in 63 regular season games for Hamilton in 2017-2018 and had 2 goals, 12 assists, 14 points. He then added 3 assists in 21 playoff games on the Bulldogs run to the OHL title.

In all, the steady, reliable Hanley has played four full seasons in the OHL, three with Hamilton and one with the erstwhile Belleville Bulls.

The trade to Guelph reunites Hanley with Storm coach-general manager George Burnett.

Hanley played his first two OHL seasons for Burnett, one in Belleville and one in Hamilton.

What you think about “Hamilton adds draft picks”

  1. Guelph has picks to spare, Hamilton needed picks. The Storm were going to be young on D. George addresses that by adding a player he’s highly familiar and comfortable with…both teams potentially win with this kind of deal.

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