Kingston pays price for Dal Colle

January 1, 2016

In a blockbuster Ontario Hockey League trade finalized earlier today, the Eastern Conference-leading Kingston Frontenacs have acquired 1996 birth-year left winger Michael Dal Colle from the Oshawa Generals.

Kingston paid a big price for Dal Colle, sending rookie 1999 birth-year forward Robbie Burt plus second-round picks in 2017 and 2019 and third-round picks in 2018 and 2022 to Oshawa.

Burt was Kingston’s first-round pick at the 2015 OHL draft and had two goals for the Frontenacs this season.

A veteran OHLer, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Dal Colle is a former first-round National Hockey League draft pick of the New York Islanders who tallied 42 goals for the Memorial Cup champion Generals last season. He had 122 goals in 258 career games for Oshawa, regular-season and playoffs included.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to add (Dal Colle) to the group we have assembled and we are excited to have his experience on our roster,” said Kingston general manager Doug Gilmour.

PHOTO: Michael Dal Colle in action while a member of the reigning OHL and Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals.

What you think about “Kingston pays price for Dal Colle”

  1. Wow, interesting load up by the Fronts! Still Defence and goaltending is crucial to title and Memorial Cup aspirations. The playoffs are a grind and staying healthy will be paramount as well. That a 10 year old (2nd year Atom player by my reckoning) just had his future decided! Should there be a ceiling on how far in the future can a draft pick be traded?Id like 3 years personally!

    1. Chris,

      I was just thinking the same thing. A kid who is eligible for the 2022 draft is currently 10-years old. I just watched a 10-year old friend of the family playing novice level hockey at the Soo Pee Wee Christmas Jamboree Tournament on the weekend. Wow.

  2. Kingston has not won a playoff series since 1998. The closest they came to winning a series was 2014 leading Peterborough 3 games to 0, and ending up losing game 7 in overtime. If Kingston can win another playoff round for the first time in 18 years, than he franchise has proven to be a rebuilding one.

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