The Sudbury Wolves continued to making changes to their roster today by announcing the acquisition of 19-year-old defenceman KEVIN RAINE from the London Knights. The Wolves also acquired a 4th round pick and a conditional 3rd round pick in the deal. In return, the Wolves sent defenceman JUSTIN SEFTON to the Knights along with a conditional 4th round pick.
RAINE, 6’1”, 205 lb defenceman from Dryden, Ontario. Raine has played in 33 games for London this season and has recorded 8 points and 61 minutes in penalties. Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith describes Raine as a “big, strong, hardnosed defenceman that battles, competes and is a hard guy to play against. Raine played 13 games in the play-offs last season for the OHL champion London Knights and brings a wealth of experience and a winning attitude to our club.” Raine is a free agent and a candidate to return next season as an overage player for the Wolves.
SEFTON leaves the Sudbury Wolves after being drafted by the Wolves back in 2009. Sefton was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 2011 NHL draft and will be looking to conclude his OHL career in London this season. “Justin has been a warrior for the Sudbury Wolves for the past 3.5 seasons” notes Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith. “It is difficult to see Justin leave us as he has been a big part of our organization and our community for the past four years. It is a great opportunity for him to go to London and have a chance to play in the Western Conference.”
RAINE will make his debut as a member of the Sudbury Wolves on Friday night when the Wolves host the Mississauga Steelheads at 7:35 pm.