Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saginaw adds Strong from Bulls for pick

The Saginaw Spirit has acquired defenseman Steven Strong from the Belleville Bulls.

In return for the 1993-born rearguard, the Spirit send the Bulls their fifth round draft pick in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Strong, a Mississauga, Ont., native, just completed his second full season in the OHL, appearing in 63 games in the 2010-11 campaign. He recorded a goal and nine assists this past season along with 73 penalty minutes. Strong was also a member of the Bulls in his rookie season in 2009-10 where he posted a goal, five assists and 52 penalty minutes in 65 games after being Belleville’s fourth round pick in 2009.

Prior to joining the OHL, Strong was a member of the Toronto Marlboros system where he was teammates with high NHL picks Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs), Lucas Lessio (Oshawa Generals), Brett Ritchie (Sarnia Sting) and Stuart Percy (Mississauga Majors).

Strong is listed at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds and he will participate in the Spirit’s 2011-12 season training camp which is slated to begin on September 1.

Photo courtesy Aaron Bell/OHL Images

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