The Kingston Frontenacs announced their acquisition of star forward Michael Dal Colle from the Oshawa Generals. Dal Colle is currently property of the New York Islanders by way of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft where the left winger was selected 5th overall.

In exchange, the Generals receive a good haul including 4 high draft choices and 1999 born winger, Robbie Burt.

To Kingston:
– Michael Dal Colle

To Oshawa:
– Robbie Burt
– 2nd Round Draft Pick (Flint, 2017)
– 2nd Round Draft Pick (2019)
– 3rd Round Draft Pick (2018)
– 3rd Round Draft Pick (2022)

Rumours of a Dal Colle trade had been swirling ever since the Knights sent Dakota Mermis and Michael McCarron to Oshawa at the trade deadline last year. And while everyone (including myself) were thinking London was Dal Colle’s destination, in comes Kingston.

Dal Colle, a native of Woodbridge, Ontario is powering through his slowest season in terms of production ever since his rookie season. This can largely be attributed to him playing for a rebuilding Generals squad. Moving to the eastern conference powerhouse Frontenacs will help Dal Colle’s numbers. In his first game as a Frontenac, the 6’02 LW notched 2 goals and 1 assist and went +2.

The picks going back to Oshawa are certainly going to help the General’s efforts to rebuild for the future, but they also landed a highly touted young winger by the name of Robbie Burt that will make an immediate impact for the Generals, but nothing compared to what many think he’ll be able to do down the road. Burt, a native of Hillsburgh, ON was selected in this past OHL draft in the 1st round, 10th overall by the Frontenacs. In 24 games for the Frontenacs this year, the 6’0, 210lb right winger had recorded 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points. In his first 2 games as a General, Burt has recorded 1 assist.

Kingston Rumour Updates

The Frontenacs had a couple back up options just in case they did not land or felt Dal Colle was not enough. These options included fellow Woodbridge, ON native Dylan Sadowy (Saginaw) and Mike Amadio (North Bay). I feel as though Amadio could still be a possibility but if the Frontenacs decide to go down this route and acquire an overage centerman, I feel as though Hamilton’s Harper would come cheaper.

 

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