Sunday, January 10, 2010

Whalers deal McCauley for Livingston

With the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline just a day away, the Plymouth Whalers looked to add some offense and completed another trade after acquiring defenseman Jay Gilbert last week.

The Whalers today announced the acquisition of 19-year-old right wing James Livingston from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in exchange for 18-year-old right wing Myles McCauley.

Livingston – who is 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds – was selected by the Soo in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2006 OHL draft and was drafted by the NHL's St. Louis Blues in the third round (70th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In three and a half seasons with the Greyhounds, Livingston has 57 goals with 57 assists for 114 points and 375 penalty minutes over 230 games.

"Livingston is a power forward that plays hard at both ends of the ice and will contribute offensively for us," said Whalers associate coach Joe Stefan.

Livingston is expected to report to Plymouth on Monday and will make his Whalers debut on Friday when Plymouth hosts the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Barrie Colts, at 7:05 p.m.

Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

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