Friday, October 23, 2009

Whalers deal for Barrie vet Brittain

The Plymouth Whalers announced today the acquisition of 19-year-old left wing Josh Brittain from the Barrie Colts.

In return, Plymouth sends Sudbury’s third-round choice in the 2010 OHL draft and Oshawa’s second-round choice in the 2011 draft to Barrie.

Brittain was selected by Anaheim in the third round (71st overall) of the 2008 NHL draft.

Brittian is expected to report to the Whalers in time for tonight’s game in Kitchener and will make his home debut on Saturday night when the Whalers host Belleville at 7:05 p.m.

“Brittain is a proven veteran in this league,” Plymouth coach-GM Mike Vellucci said. “He’s a power forward who has scored goals wherever he’s played. He brings a veteran presence to our team.”

Originally selected by the Kingston Frontenacs in the first round (14th overall) in the 2006 OHL draft, Brittain was traded to Barrie last season. In 202 regular-season games in the OHL, Brittain has scored 68 goals with 60 assists for 128 points and 269 penalty minutes. Brittain enjoyed his best offensive season last year when he scored 32 goals with 20 assists for 52 points in 68 games split between Kingston and Barrie.

Brittain rejoins current Plymouth forward James Marsden, another ex-Frontenac.

Photo courtesy Terry Wilson/OHL Images

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they'll die his hair pink on the bus home tonight ;-)