(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Wolves have acquired 19-year-old goaltender Christian Purboo from the North Bay Battalion in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2020 (Owen Sound), a 3rd Round pick in 2021 (Oshawa), Sudbury’s 4th Round pick in 2022 and a conditional 2021 5th round pick (Sudbury).
The 6’3”, 205lbs Purboo was selected by the Battalion in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. In 23 games with the Battalion last season, the Oakville native had a 3.90 goals against average and a .897 save percentage.
“Christian is a big and very athletic goalie with a high compete level and comes to Sudbury adding the experience of playing in the OHL,” said Sudbury Wolves VP Hockey Operations and General Manager Rob Papineau. “He had a solid season with some outstanding runs last year for North Bay as well as an excellent start to the current season. We are very excited to have him join us and help our team have success this season.”
Christian will join the Wolves this week for practice and spend some time getting to know his new teammates. The Wolves resume pre-season action on September 13th when they head to Timmins to face-off against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. They are back in action at home on September 27th for their 2019-20 Home Opener. Tickets are on-sale now at Sudburywolves.com