Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Armada's Battani on move in OHL

The Soo Greyhounds reduced their roster, and overage situation, as a result of a pair of trades (one involving a Michigan native) on Monday afternoon.

Overage forward T.J. Battani was traded to the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection.

Battani originally came to the Hounds this past June as part of a transaction that saw the Hounds drop to the ninth overall pick in the CHL Import draft. The Armanda native is in his fourth season in the OHL and in 15 games played for the Hounds had five goals and three assists, eight points and 13 penalty minutes.

“It’s been a tough situation for our four overagers and although this isn’t a perfect scenario, we feel strongly that it allows our club to positively move forward," said Soo GM Dave Torrie. "T.J. is going to a strong club where he will be a valuable addition to coach Dave Cameron. We cannot say enough positives about T.J. and we wish him all the best and feel this will be a great move for his career."

Battani has also played for Windsor and Kitchener, winning an OHL title with Kitchener in 2008.

Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

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