The Erie Otters announced they’ve acquired Buffalo Sabres prospect Nick Baptiste from the Sudbury Wolves. In exchange the Wolves receive two players as well as four draft picks.

To Sudbury:

– Cole Mayo (1997 born defender)
– Travis Wood (1995 born LW)
– Sault Ste. Marie 2nd Round Pick (2015)
– Belleville’s 3rd Round Pick (2015)
– Erie’s 3rd Round Pick (2018)
– Erie’s 2nd Round Pick (2020)

To Erie:

– Nick Baptiste (1995 born RW)

Erie Otters assistant coach Jay McKee had this to say of the acquisition, ” Baptiste is a high end player that you know wasn’t finishing the year in Sudbury.. Kind of a no brainer targeting him.” McKee was fully aware of the heavy price tag and didn’t expect to be able to land the player any cheaper than they did.

The line of Debrincat-McDavid-Baptiste will be a threat to say the least and the combination of Baptiste and McDavid may continue into the NHL at some time in the future as Baptiste is a Buffalo Sabres prospect.

Erie is now the a shoe-in for the Memorial Cup.

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