Friday, August 15, 2008

Whalers trade Carnevale to Oshawa for picks

The Plymouth Whalers have traded 17-year-old center Taylor Carnevale to Oshawa in exchange for the Generals’ second-round draft choice in 2011. The Whalers also sent a fourth-round pick in 2011 to Oshawa and received the Generals’ fifth-round pick in 2011.

Carnevale, selected by the Whalers in the second round (30th overall) of the 2007 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, scored six goals with seven assists for 13 points in 57 games last year as a rookie for Plymouth.

With veteran centers Chris Terry, AJ Jenks, Vern Cooper, Joe Gaynor and Tyler G. Brown all returning and 2008 first-round pick Tyler Seguin also a center, Carnevale faced a numbers game in Plymouth.

“We have a lot of strength up the middle,” Plymouth general manager Mike Vellucci said. “The trade allows Taylor to play at his natural position.”

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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