Lalonde Requests Trade from Wolves

Posted: August 2, 2017 by OHLInsiders in News, Rumours, Sudbury Wolves News, Sudbury Wolves Rumours, Trade Block
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The former 2nd overall selection in the 2016 OHL Draft, Owen Lalonde has requested a trade from the Sudbury Wolves. Lalonde, a native of Windsor, scored 2 goals and added 10 assists for 12 points in 64 games for the Wolves last year.

At this point there appears to be no clear front runners in the Lalonde sweepstakes and by all accounts the Wolves new GM Rob Papineau is trying to land a home run in exchange for the right shot defender, and rightly so, but eventually the team will perhaps need to come back to earth with their asking price, just for the sake of getting something done in what is a relatively urgent situation.

Further to requesting a trade, Lalonde will not be attending any of Sudbury’s camps which will kick in to high gear in the coming weeks.

While the young man’s reasoning for requesting a trade remains unknown I can speculate that Lalonde would like a bit more of the spotlight, in a prime market such as a London, Erie or Windsor for example, especially with the added pressure of the looming NHL Draft. The Sudbury Wolves have not had a single player in the annual CHL Top Prospects game since John McFarland back in 2010, the same team that featured Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. The Wolves have not had a player selected in the first round of the NHL draft since Nick Foligno in 2006.

Follow along on Twitter @OHLInsiders, I’ve had you covered since the beginning of the Lalonde story!

 

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