The Kitchener Rangers have announced the acquisition of overage defender Miles Liberati from the North Bay Battalion in exchange for 4 draft picks.

To Kitchener:

  • Miles Liberati

To North Bay:

  • 2nd Round Draft Pick (Oshawa, 2017)
  • 2nd Round Draft Pick (Oshawa, 2018)
  • 3rd Round Draft Pick (Kitchener, 2019)
  • 8th Round Draft Pick (Ottawa, 2017)

The overage defender and a former 3rd round selection of the London Knights brings a veteran presence and point production to the Kitchener Rangers injury ridden blueline. Liberati also brings with him 47 games of playoff experience which will be extremely valuable to a Rangers team who by all accounts will be looking to make a run at the Memorial Cup this season.

Liberati, a native of Cheswick, Pennsylvania was invited to participate in the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie camp and is a former 7th round selection of the Vancouver Canucks but has since gone unsigned and is now a free agent at the NHL level.

Fighting for a professional contract, Liberati has been hitting his stride with the Battalion of late having notched 8 points in his last 10 games played.

In parts of 5 OHL seasons with the London Knights and North Bay Battalion, Liberati has managed to total 76 points in 198 regular season games played.

With this move, the Rangers are now at the league maximum of 3 dressed overage players. These players include forward Brandon Robinson and defenders Miles Liberati and Brian Brosnan.

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