The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce the acquisition of defenceman TREVOR CARRICK from the Mississauga Steelheads. The 19-year-old OHL veteran currently leads all defencemen in the OHL in goals with 16 markers and he led the Steelheads in scoring with 31 points. Carrick, 6’2”, 190 lbs, recently signed an NHL contract with the Carolina Hurricanes and will conclude his OHL playing career in Sudbury. The Wolves also acquired a 5th round draft selection in 2015 from Mississauga.
The Wolves also acquired the rights to 17-year-old defenceman BRADLEY BELL from the Steelheads. The Sudbury native is a 3rd round OHL draft selection and currently plays for the Sudbury Nickel Barons Jr. A team. BELL, a 5’11”, 185 lb left-shot defenceman has 7 goals and 7 assists in 20 games played with the Barons this season.
In return, the Wolves sent 17-year-old rookie defenceman STEFAN LEBLANC to the Steelheads. LeBlanc was a 7th round draft selection of the Sudbury Wolves in the 2012 OHL Priority draft. The Oakville native has 3 goals and 13 assists in his first OHL season. In addition, the Wolves sent three 2nd-round draft selections to Mississauga in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as a conditional 3rd round selection.
“This is a big hockey trade for us as we have acquired one of the best power-play specialists in the OHL” notes Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith. “Trevor has a cannon of a shot and plays with an edge. Trevor was a captain of the Steelheads and significantly adds to the leadership and outstanding character on our team. We are very excited to have Trevor join our club and help lead our team in the second-half.”
In Bradley Bell, the Wolves have acquired one of the best young defencemen in the 2012 OHL Draft. The Sudbury native enjoyed an outstanding rookie season in the NOJHL last year where he recorded 22 points in 44 games as a 16-year-old defencemen with the Nickel Barons.
“Bradley is an exceptional talent” notes Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith. “He is a local prospect that we coveted in the 2012 OHL draft and we have been looking to acquire his rights from the Steelheads ever since. Bradley has exceptional skills and is an outstanding skater. He is physically strong and plays an OHL-style game. We look forward to assisting Bradley with his hockey development here in Sudbury.”
Smith adds, “In order to acquire a player of Carrick’s and Bell’s magnitude, we had to surrender valuable assets and Stefan LeBlanc has been one of our best young players this season. We sincerely wish to thank Stefan for his contribution to the Sudbury Wolves’ success in the short time he has been with us and we wish him continued success in Mississauga.”
Trevor Carrick and the Sudbury Wolves will face Stefan LeBlanc and the Mississauga Steelheads on Friday night at 7:30 at the Sudbury Arena as the two teams will meet-up for the first-time since today’s big trade.