Multiple sources are reporting that Sudbury Wolves defenseman Owen Lalonde has asked the Ontario Hockey League team to trade him.
The 2000 birth-year defender was the Wolves first-round pick, second overall, at the 2016 OHL draft.
When asked by HockeyNewsNorth.com to address the trade talk surrounding Lalonde, Wolves general manager Rob Papineau was quick to reply.
“We have not traded any players at this time,” Papineau responded. “We have no pending deals for any players at this time. In August things could change quickly but at this time we have not made any deals. We are looking forward to training camp and the start of the season.”
A native of Windsor, Ont., the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Lalonde had 2 goals, 10 assists, 12 points with a plus-minus rating of -30 in 64 regular season games with the Wolves during his 2016-2017 rookie campaign.