Monday, June 14, 2010

Spirit and Wolves make swap today

The Saginaw Spirit have acquired the rights to 1991-born center Brandon Pirri, a second round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, following a trade with the Sudbury Wolves today.

In return, the Wolves acquire the rights to 1991-born Robert Visca.

The Wolves had selected Pirri 143rd overall in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection out of the Toronto Young Nationals Minor Midget program. Pirri played last year for RPI where he was third on the team in goals (11), first in assists (32) and second in points (43). He spent the previous season in the OJHL with the Georgetown Raiders where he tallied 46 goals and 48 assists for 94 points in 44 games.

Pirri also played in the 2008 and 2009 OJHL All-Star game. The Toronto native was selected by the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks 59th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Saginaw had selected Visca with the 96th overall pick in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection out of the Barrie Colts Minor Midget program. The Hamilton, Ont., native was a member of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell program last season.

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