(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor Spitfires general manager Warren Rychel has added two more players just before today’s Ontario Hockey league noon trade deadline.
Defenceman Daniel Robertson, 19, a Windsor native, comes over from the Oshawa Generals in exchange for Windsor’s 3rd round pick in 2024. In the day’s final deal, the club acquired centre Adam Laishram, 19, from the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Spitfires recoup their 2nd round pick in 2017 in the deal and also get Hamilton’s 8th rounder in 2017, while sending Niagara’s 2nd round pick in 2017, Kingston’s 4th round pick in 2017, and Windsor’s 2nd round pick in 2026 (conditional) to the Bulldogs.
Both players are expected to be in the lineup this Thursday when the Spits host Kitchener.
The moves were on the heels of Rychel acquiring Jeremy Bracco from Kitchener yesterday. In exchange, the Spitfires have sent Cole Carter and Andrew Burns along with Windsor’s 2nd round picks in 2023, 2024 and 2025 (conditional) back to the Rangers.
The Spitfires also get Kitchener’s 8th round pick in 2017 and 13th round pick in 2018.
A member of Team USA’s gold medal winning team at the recent 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship, Bracco, 19, was a 2nd round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 61st overall, in 2015 after spending two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program.
“We’re very excited to add a world class player like Jeremy,” Rychel said. “He’s a proven scorer that will strengthen our top-six and our power play.”
In 76 games with Kitchener over the last two seasons, Bracco scored 38 goals and added 77 assists along with a +23 rating.