Thursday, January 10, 2008

Plymouth deals Valliquette to 67's for pick

The Plymouth Whalers announced the trade of 18-year-old left wing Brett Valliquette to the Ottawa 67’s today in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice in this May's Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Valliquette was selected by Plymouth in the 13th round (249th overall) in 2005 and was playing in his first full season for the Whalers. After appearing in five games and recording an assist last season, Valliquette scored five goals with five assists for 10 points and 49 penalty minutes in 38 games this season.

“With the continued development of our rookie forwards – Tyler J. Brown (Westland), RJ Mahalak (Monroe), Taylor Carnevale and Tyler G. Brown – we feel comfortable with our depth up front,” Plymouth GM Mike Vellucci said. “The trade to Ottawa will give Brett a chance for regular ice time.”

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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