Hounds pay ransom for Bailey

January 6, 2015

Soo Greyhounds have paid a heavy price to acquire the Kitchener Rangers leading scorer.

In an Ontario Hockey League trade finalized earlier today, the Greyhounds obtained 1995 birth-year forward Justin Bailey from the Rangers — and he did not come cheap.

Going to Kitchener is 1996 birth-year forward David Miller, a third-round pick in 2015, a second-round pick in 2016, a second-round pick in 2018 — and a conditional third-round pick in 2018.

Bailey, a second-round draft pick of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres, had 22 goals, 19 assists, 41 points for the Rangers this season.

Miller had 13 goals, 13 assists, 26 points for the Soo this season.

PHOTO: New Greyhound Justin Bailey, in action with the Kitchener Rangers. (Photo by Kitchener-Waterloo Record.)

What you think about “Hounds pay ransom for Bailey”

  1. It’s a nice start for a quality kid with great credentials! If that’s the asking price, we are compelled to match it to play with the big boys! Well Done Kyle!
    It’s not quite the Kerry Williston, Tim Zwijack Paul Coffey trade that I was accustomed to with the Rangers!

  2. Big move for the Soo WOW, Now just waiting to see what Mr Smith will do here in the Nickel City with our vets ? time will tell I guess, Me thinks the Wolves are in for a very long evening tomorrow night. Man that is a dam good team coming to town tomorrow night ! well good luck anyway boys !

    1. Hey Hockeye,
      Remember Jack Campbell? How about Mark Petaccio (Kyle gave up a second round pick) How about Mitchell Dempsey??? As much as it was hard to part with David Miller, the Hounds have lots of quality forwards aged 16, 17 and 18. Because of the strong group of 97 and 98 born players on the roster or in the system, the draft picks are a non-issue, IMHO

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