Attack trade two top players over weekend
The Owen Sound Attack have traded two top players.
19 year old defenseman Markus Phillips has gone to the Guelph Storm in exchange for six draft picks.
The draft picks acquired are: 2019 2nd (PBG), 2020 2nd(MISS), 2021 3rd (ER), 2022 2nd (NB), 2024 3rd (GUE), Conditional 2023 4th (GUE)
The Attack would like to thank Markus Phillips for everything he has done for the franchise since being selected 9th in the 1st round of the OHL priority selection in 2015. The LA Kings prospect has played 228 regular season games with the club scoring 28 times and adding 76 assists. He also played 33 postseason games with the club totaling 8 points.
Phillips recently returned from representing Team Canada at the IIHF World Juniors in British Columbia, where he played five games with three assists while receiving top pairing minutes.
“Markus has been a cornerstone of our defense since the day he came to Owen Sound. He’s represented Owen Sound and Canada incredibly well on the international stage” said Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. “It’s hard to move a player of his level, but these picks will allow us to be flexible going forward. It gives our young guys a chance to get quality minutes and develop into top OHL defensemen.”
The Attack organization has been greatly improved with the presence of Markus Phillips, and the team will miss his tireless work ethic, dedication to the game and leadership qualities.
The team also traded overage forward Kevin Hancock and received 17-year-old defenseman Andrew Perrott and a 3rd round pick in 2019 (SBY) from the London Knights.
The young rearguard has suited up in 22 games this season for the Western Conference leading Knights, tallying 5 assists. He played 62 games last year scoring 4 times with 5 assists for 9 points in his rookie season.
“Kevin has been an integral part of the team for years, and it’s never easy to move a player of his caliber” said Attack General Manager Dale DeGray.
“We are getting a solid young defenseman in return who will be in Owen Sound for multiple seasons and really solidify our blueline. He’s going to bring puck moving abilities and a bit of feistiness to the lineup” added DeGray.
Andrew Perrott was drafted in the second round of the 2017 OHL priority draft by the London Knights and has an Owen Sound connection: his father, Nathan Perrott, is a native of the city who had a long career in hockey including stops with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars.
The organization would like to thank Kevin Hancock for his years of service to the club, and wish him all the best in his career. Hancock leaves the Attack ranking 8th all time in goals and points for the club, scoring 99 times across five seasons and adding 147 assists.
Perrott is expected to make his debut tonight in Kitchener tonight. Owen Sound will take on the Rangers tonight at 7 p.m. He will make his home ice debut in Owen Sound on Saturday night when the Attack play host to the North Bay Battalion. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.
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