11/21/14 Spirit Announce Trade with Mississauga Steelheads
The Saginaw Spirit announce today the completion of a transaction with the Eastern Conference’s Mississauga Steelheads. As part of the deal, the Spirit send fourth year forward Jimmy Lodge to the Steelheads with a combination of players and picks heading to Saginaw.
In return, Saginaw will receive defenseman Greg Di Tomaso, center Jesse Barwell, along with a 3rd round pick (Mississauga) in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, a 2016 6th round pick (Mississauga), and a conditional 2nd round pick (Sudbury) in 2017.
Lodge was drafted by the Spirit 62nd overall in the 2011 OHL selection process and was subsequently drafted by the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets in the 3rd round of the 2013 NHL Draft. He leaves the Spirit as the franchise’s 12th leading scorer with 65 goals and 78 assists in 186 games played in Saginaw.
Barwell was Mississauga’s 2nd round pick, 26th overall in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection and has recorded two goals and two assists in 18 games played. In his rookie season he represented Ontario at the World Under 17 Challenge while recording four goals and 13 assists with the Steelheads. Di Tomaso was also a Steelheads draft pick, selected in the 8th round, 153rd overall in 2012. In 17 games played, he has two assists on the season.
Both players are expected in the lineup as the Spirit play host to the Niagara IceDogs at 7:11 pm at the Dow Event Center.
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