As rumours are rampant that the Erie Otters will move Team Canada right winger Taylor Raddysh before the January 10 trade deadline, the Hamilton Bulldogs have added yet another veteran player as they make a run at the Ontario Hockey League championship.
Hamilton, which already bulked up earlier with the acquisition of high-scoring forwards Nick Caamano and Ryan Moore from the Flint Firebirds, entered the trade market again on Thursday when it sent two second round picks and a third round selection to the Oshawa Generals for 1998 birth year defenseman Riley Stillman.
Stillman paid immediate dividends for Hamilton on Thursday with a goal and an assist as the Eastern Conference leading Bulldogs continued their winning ways with an 8-4 romp over the Mississauga Steelheads.
As for Raddysh, the 1998 birth year standout is being ticketed as headed from Erie to an OHL contender, with the Soo Greyhounds seen as a possible destination. Raddysh has 15 goals in 30 games for Erie this season.
The OHL rumour mill also has Erie shopping overage defenseman Owen Headrick, who has 8 goals, 17 assists, 25 points in 33 games as well as Mississauga listening to offers for 1999 birth year right winger Owen Tippett and the Windsor Spitfires seeing what they can get in return for 1998 birth center Logan Brown and/or 1998 birth year defenseman Sean Day.
PHOTO: Taylor Raddysh, in action with the Erie Otters. (Photo by Aaron Bell.)