Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Whalers add picks for Saturday's draft

In anticipation of Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League draft, Plymouth Whalers coach-GM Mike Vellucci announced the acquisition of five separate draft choices in a deal with the Belleville Bulls.

The Whalers acquired Sudbury’s fifth round pick, their own fifth round pick, Peterborough’s eighth round pick, Belleville’s 11th round choice, and Windsor’s 15th round selection in Saturday’s draft in exchange for Belleville’s fourth round choice and Oshawa’s fifth round selection.

“We wanted more draft choices for Saturday,” Vellucci said. “We go from 10 choices on Saturday to 13.”

The Whalers – who finished in sixth place in the Western Conference last season with a record of 36-26-2-4 – will select 11th overall in the first round of the draft, which will be held over the internet starting at 9am on Saturday and can be followed online.

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