SAGINAW, MI. – Saginaw Spirit General Manager Dave Drinkill announced Thursday the team has acquired 18-year old forward Danil Antropov and Windsor’s fifth round pick in 2023 from the Oshawa Generals in exchange for Oshawa’s second round pick in 2020 and Kitchener’s third round pick in 2024.
“Antropov is a player we identified and targeted going back to this past summer and we are happy to be adding him to the Spirit family,” said Drinkill. “Danil adds size, skill, and leadership to our forward group and we feel he will adapt perfectly to the way we want our team to play. He is a former high draft pick in the OHL, has been to an NHL camp, and has produced in our league. We look forward to continuing to develop him here in Saginaw and see what he can do in a Spirit jersey. ”
The North York, Ontario native was a first round pick (6th overall) back in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Generals. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound left-winger has six goals and seven assists in 23 games this season, but is coming off of a career season in 2018-19. Antropov had 15 goals and 37 assists in 66 games last year.
This past summer, Antropov attended Florida Panthers development camp along with former Spirit Owen Tippett.
In 208 career OHL games, Antropov has 44 goals and 73 assists for 117 points.
Danil’s Father Nikolai was a first round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1998. Antropov appeared in 788 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, and Atlanta Thrashers / Winnipeg Jets.
Danil Antropov will wear No. 92 with the Saginaw Spirit.