Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Whalers deal Whitely to Sarnia for pick

The Plymouth Whalers announced the trade of 20-year-old defenseman Steven Whitely to the Sarnia Sting today in exchange for a conditional 10th-round draft choice in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.

Two weeks ago, the Whalers sent the same draft pick to Sarnia for 18-year-old defenseman Christian Steingraber.

Plymouth acquired Whitely from Belleville last January at the trade deadline. Whitely scored a goal with six assists for seven points and 33 penalty minutes and was +10 over 25 regular season games last season. He then added five assists with 23 PIMs and was +10 in 20 playoff games during the Whalers’ championship run last spring.

Whitely’s trade leaves Plymouth with five overage players – captain Andrew Fournier, fellow forwards Sean O’Connor and Joe McCann and defensemen Wes Cunningham and Zack Shepley.

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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