The first-place team in the Ontario Hockey League has served notice that it is going all out on a championship bid. Ottawa 67s have acquired 2017 Memorial Cup championship goalie Michael DiPietro from the Windsor Spitfires in a blockbuster trade.
In all, Ottawa has sent the rights to Russian-born left winger Egor Afanasyev (who is currently playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League) along with five second round draft picks and two third round selections to Windsor for DiPietro, a second round pick and a fourth round selection.
DiPietro, who has a 1999 birth date, is a National Hockey League prospect of the Vancouver Canucks.
Ottawa currently has the best record in the OHL with 48 points from a 22-3-4 mark while Windsor is in a second season of a rebuild after winning the 2017 Memorial Cup.