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67's add two proven scorers before overage trade deadline

Ottawa continues to deal draft picks and prospects in hopes of reaching the Memorial Cup Finals this season.
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2019-01-09 67's trades
Kyle Maksimovich and Lucas Chiodo. Photos/ Ottawa 67's

The Ottawa 67's made their second big trade in 24 hours, acquiring 20-year-old winger Lucas Chiodo from the Barrie Colts.

In exchange, Ottawa sent Sault Ste. Marie's third-round pick in 2021, Kingston's second-round pick in 2024 and the rights to Shaw Boomhower to the Colts.

"Lucas is a top-15 scorer in the league and a player who plays in all situations," said 67's General Manager James Boyd. "His addition improves the depth and versatility of our team."

In 39 games this year, Chiodo has 19 goals and 31 assists for 50 points.

On Tuesday, the team added another 20-year-old in Kyle Maksimovich from the Erie Otters.

In that deal, Ottawa sent Niagara's second-round pick in 2019, its own second-round pick in 2020, a conditional second-round pick in 2024, a 13th-round pick in 2019, and the rights to prospect Austen Swankler.

"Kyle is a versatile player with extensive playoff experience, winning a league Championship with Erie in 2017," explained Boyd. "This is a player we've had our eye on for a long time and his attributes complement our existing line-up."

Maksimovich's best season came in 2015-2016 when he put up 27 goals and 71 points in 68 games. He is on pace to set a new career high this year -- ninth in OHL scoring with 23 goals and 56 points in just 39 games.

The OHL trade deadline for overage players was at noon on Wednesday.

The 67's hit the road Thursday for a busy weekend that will see the club make stops in Sarnia, London and Guelph. Ottawa will be back on home ice on January 18 when it hosts the Peterborough Petes at TD Place.




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