Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Saginaw re-acquires Skellett from Otters

The Saginaw Spirit has completed a trade with the Erie Otters, picking up forward Jordan Skellett and a seventh round pick in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection in return for defenseman Chris Breen and a fifth round pick in 2009.

Additional terms of the trade were not disclosed.

“We are excited to get a player of Jordan’s caliber and look forward to his arrival in Saginaw," stated Spirit head coach Todd Watson. "We wish Chris the best of luck in Erie and we are happy for the opportunity he will get there. It’s always tough to move someone with the character and class like that found in Chris.”

Skellett is a 1989-born native of London, Ontario. The Niagara IceDogs, then located in Mississauga, drafted Skellet 17th overall in the 2005 OHL Priority Selection. He played a season and a half with the IceDogs before being traded to Saginaw along with Cody Bass in the 2006 blockbuster trade that saw Matt Corrente and Scott Fletcher go to Niagara. Immediately following the trade, Skellett was sent to Erie in return for Andrew Hotham.

Skellet has accumulated 33 goals and 44 assists during his career in the OHL.

From loosepucks.com, more on the deal and more Spirit news:

Sources say this deal was originally agreed to between former Saginaw GM Don Edwards and Otters GM Sherry Bassin. Just as it came time to do the paperwork, Edwards is said to have changed his mind and pulled the plug. With Watson now in charge, the deal returned to the table and was quickly completed.

Meanwhile, the Spirit will give goaltender Zac Fryia a tryout. The Peterborough Petes third-string goaltender is behind Trevor Cann and Jason Missiaen on the depth chart. If the Spirit choose to keep Fryia, a deal will then be completed between Watson and Petes GM Jeff Twohey.

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