Making his second trade of the week, Sudbury Wolves general manager Rob Papineau has added another 1999 birth year skater.
After obtaining seasoned defender Anthony DeMeo from the Soo Greyhounds earlier this week, Papineau made a bigger deal today when he snagged high-scoring, 6-foot-4, 200-pound forward Adam Ruzicka from the Sarnia Sting.
The Wolves parted with a second-round pick and two third-round selections to the Sting for Ruzicka, who had 11 goals, 26 assists, 37 points in 35 games for Sarnia this season.
Ruzicka, who rang up 36 goals in 63 games for Sarnia last season, was a fourth-round pick of the Calgary Flames at the 2017 National Hockey League draft.
Sudbury is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League with 45 points from a record of 21-14-3. But the Wolves are 0-6-1 in their last seven outings and struggled with goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen away at the World Jr. Hockey Championships, where he backstopped Finland to the gold medal.
The OHL overage trade deadline passed at noon today.
The trade deadline for all other players is tomorrow (Thursday) at noon.