Spitfires Pull Off Three Trades


The Windsor Spitfires have pulled off three separate deals on the final day of trading in the Ontario Hockey League.

The club has picked up Erie Otters goalie Jackson Bernard for the rights to forward Reid Russett.

The 17-year-old Bernard was Erie's 15th round pick in the 2017 draft and played seven games for the LaSalle Vipers this season.

Russett was the Spitfires' second-round pick (30th overall) in in the 2018 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection in April.

The Ottawa native has appeared in 33 games with the Smith Falls Bears of the CCHL this season, scoring four goals and adding 12 assists and 22 penalty minutes.

The Spitfires have also traded goalie Lucas Patton to the Guelph Storm for a 12th round pick in the 2020.

The 19-year-old Patton, played six games for Windsor in the 2017-18 season, registering a 3.24 goals against average and a .894 save percentage.

The club also acquired forward Ben Garagan from the Hamilton Bulldogs in exchange for a 15th round pick in 2022.

The 20-year-old has played parts of four seasons in the OHL with Hamilton and the Sudbury Wolves.

Garagan has eight goals and 17 assists and has racked up 116 penalty minutes.

He's currently out with an injury but will join the club Thursday.