Big deal on OHL trade-deadline day

January 11, 2016

It’s trade-deadline day in the Ontario Hockey League and the Saginaw Spirit and Barrie Colts finalized a major exchange early this morning.

Saginaw general manager Dave Drinkill has confirmed that the Spirit has traded high-scoring left winger Dylan Sadowy and journeyman defenseman Greg DiTomaso to Barrie for defenseman Rocky Kaura, a second-round pick in 2016, a second-round pick in 2019, a second-round pick in 2020, a second-round pick in 2021, a third-round pick in 2017, a third-round pick in 2018, a fourth-round pick in 2016, a fourth-round pick in 2018 and a fifth-round pick in 2020.

The 19-year old Sadowy, who is in his fourth OHL season, has 91 career goals in a Saginaw uniform. He is the National Hockey League property of the San Jose Sharks and heads to a Barrie team that is in second place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference.

As Saginaw is involved in a race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Spirit is looking towards being a future contender with the acquisition of the 18-year Kaura and nine draft picks.

“By obtaining these picks we continue to add valuable assets to our organization that we can use to acquire players we want going forward,” said Drinkill.

“Our philosophy is to get the player you want in a deal, and if you can’t, then you have to find different avenues to get things done and be able to get players you want in the near future. We have accomplished this today,” he added.

What you think about “Big deal on OHL trade-deadline day”

  1. No matter how good he was in juonirs, you are right, we simply don’t and won’t know anything about Saad as an NHLer until he plays there I thought he looked good in his 2 playoff games, but that doesn’t mean Calder trophy going into the season thinking that Brandon Saad is the top 6 forward that this team desperately needs to fill out the roster is INSANITY not that he can’t be, but to bank on it, is beyond crazy.Bowman needs to join reality and start doing his JOB and that is filling out this roster with proven talent that can win in the playoffs, and that is not Brandon Saad and I say this as a HUGE fan of Brandon Saads potential NHL talent

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