Monday, January 02, 2012

Saginaw adds Locke, Windsor from Colts

The Saginaw Spirit announced today they have finalized a trade with the Barrie Colts involving four players and three draft picks.

The Spirit have acquired center Eric Locke and goaltender Clint Windsor, both 1993 birth years, in the exchange along with three second-round draft picks. The Colts receive defenseman Ryan O’Connor and left wing Anthony Camara in the transaction.

O’Connor returns to the franchise that originally drafted him sixth overall in the 2008 Priority Selection.

Locke has spent time with both the Colts and the Windsor Spitfires, where he began his OHL career and carries career numbers of 33 goals and 34 assists for 67 points in 86 games. The Toronto native has seven goals and six assists so far this season and has been limited to 21 games due to a knee injury earlier this year. Locke was the eighth top point-producing rookie in the OHL last season.

Windsor has spent his entire OHL career with the Colts and this season the Hamilton, Ont., native has recorded a record of 6-4-1-0 with a goals-against average of 3.79.

O’Connor appeared in 136 games as a member of the Spirit, recording 24 goals and adding 64 assists for 88 points, and was named the successor to Jordan Szwarz as team captain earlier this season. The Hamilton native was obtained by the Spirit along with Michael Sgarbossa in November 2009 in a transaction that saw Barrie acquire defensemen T.J. Brodie and Nick Crawford.

Camara was chosen by the Spirit as the team’s first-round pick in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection and was the Boston Bruins' third-round pick in this past June’s NHL Entry Draft. In 164 games, the Toronto native posted 21 goals and 27 assists and accumulated 304 penalty minutes as a member of the Spirit.

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