Attack captain traded along with two more
The Owen Sound Attack have traded away their captain.
Nick Suzuki is part of another blockbuster trade with the Guelph Storm.
Also leaving are Sean Durzi and Zachary Roberts.
In exchange we'll get defeseneman Mark Woolley, forward Barret Kirwin, forward Zach Poirier, a 2nd round pick in 2022, a 3rd round pick in 2021, a conditional 3rd round pick in 2022 and a 4th round pick in 2019.
“This is a big move that was difficult but necessary. It will strengthen the core of the team for years to come” said Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. “Mark Woolley is a great prospect who has experience playing for Hockey Canada at the World U17 Challenge and he’s going to be able to play big minutes from the moment he arrives in Owen Sound.”
“Kirwin is only 18 and is going to help us score goals this year and next. Poirier is going to bring some grit to the lineup and make us hard to play against” added DeGray.
Captain Nick Suzuki leaves the Owen Sound Attack 3rd all time in goals with 129, 4th all time in assists with 150 and 3rd all time in points with 279 over 222 games in the league. Nick recently returned from the IIHF World Juniors where he represented Team Canada. Sean Durzi finishes his Attack career in 6th place all time for points scored by a defenseman with 119 in 163 career games. Zachary Roberts played 118 games with the Attack, scoring 20 times and adding 22 assists.
The Attack organization would like to thank Nick, Sean and Zachary for their commitment to Owen Sound. We are proud to have been their home while they developed into world class players drafted by premier NHL franchises. Their leadership, work ethic and skill will be missed and we wish them the best of luck in the future.
To see Attack TV's interview with Nick Suzuki click the link ~
The Attack made another deal on Wednesday by acquiring 18 year old forward Sergey Popov from the London Knights in exchange for a 6th round pick in 2022.
GM Dale DeGray is excited to add a forward looking for ice time: “Popov is a fast, skilled, creative player that was unfortunately on the wrong end of a numbers game in London. He’s going to see the ice in Owen Sound and I think the fans will really enjoy watching him play and put up points.”
Popov is in his 3rd OHL season after beginning his career with the Kingston Frontenacs. In 147 career games the pacey forward has scored 15 times and added 28 assists.