In a stunning move, the Saginaw Spirit has traded overage captain Camaryn Baber to the London Knights for a fourth round pick at the 2025 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.
A Sault Ste. Marie native, Baber was originally taken by Saginaw in the third round of the 2017 OHL draft.
In 26 games with Saginaw this season, the hard-working forward had eight goals, eight assists, 16 points in 27 games. Baber leaves a so-so Saginaw squad for a London team that is in second place in the 10-team Western Conference of the OHL.
Spirit general manager Dave Drinkill commented on the decision to move Baber to London.
“We want to thank Camaryn for everything he has done for our organization over the past four seasons,” said Drinkill. “This is a tough trade to make, understanding the human side of this. He will be missed by our staff, his teammates and this community. We feel that this trade is what is best for both parties involved, and wish Camaryn the best going forward.”