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The Hamilton Bulldogs have sent overage forward Mason Marchment to the Mississauga Steelheads. In exchange, the Bulldogs receive young Luke Kutkevicius. Draft picks were also involved going both ways. (more…)

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The Mississauga Steelheads have been looking to trade goaltender Cameron Zanussi for a couple of months now. GM James Boyd made that happen today as he shipped the 1996 born goaltender to the Saginaw Spirit.  (more…)

The Mississauga Steelheads and Sarnia Sting came together on a trade that sees 1998 born defender Jake O’Donnell on his way from Sarnia to Mississauga.

To Mississauga:

  • Jake O’Donnell

To Sarnia:

  • 4th Round Selection (2016)

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The Mississauga Steelheads announced they’ve acquired overage goaltender, Jack Flinn from the Owen Sound Attack in exchange for forward Bryson Cianfrone and a 5th round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

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Shortly after it was announced on Saturday that 2016 NHL Draft prospect Alex Nylander has joined the Mississauga
Steelheads, the Steelheads also announced that they have persuaded Michael Nylander to join James Boyd on the bench as an assistant coach for this season.

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According to a source, Alex Nylander will be joining the Mississauga Steelheads for the upcoming OHL Season.

“It’s done and it’s been done for a while now,” said the source.

Nylander was selected 12th overall by the Steelheads in this year’s CHL Import Draft and is the younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect, William Nylander, who is also property of the Mississauga Steelheads by way of the 2014 CHL Import Draft.

While William’s time to join the Steelheads has come and gone, Alex may not be the only Nylander joining the Steelheads. Reports indicate longtime NHLer Michael Nylander may be joining the Steelheads in some sort of coaching capacity. My source would not confirm nor deny the rumour.

A Nylander dawning a Steelheads uniform next season though, is as good as done.

The Mississauga Steelheads have acquired Ryan McLeod from the Flint Firebirds. In exchange, Flint receives a package of 6 draft choices as well as two compensatory picks.

To Mississauga:
– Ryan McLeod

To Flint:
– 2nd Round Pick (Sudbury, 2016)
– 2nd Round Pick (Sudbury, 2017, Conditional)
– 2nd Round Pick (Sudbury, 2018)
– 3rd Round Pick (2016)
– 3rd Round Pick (2018)
– 3rd Round Pick (2019)

Going into this year’s OHL draft, Ryan was one of the most highly sought out players available among the top of this year’s class and it was no secret that the Steelheads wanted him and were in a position where they could select Ryan with their 4th overall selection.

An unwritten rule states that if a sibling is in the league, the team that has that sibling receives first crack at the up and coming brother. The Firebirds, entering their first year of play in the OHL under their new identity, understandably chose Ryan with their 3rd overall selection. One pick before the Steelheads chose Owen Tippett, 4th overall.

After choosing to not report to Flint, Ryan will be joining his older brother Michael, who was the Steelheads 5th overall selection in last year’s OHL Priority Selection.

As a result of a player who was selected in the top 5 choosing not to report to the club that drafted him, the Firebirds also receive an extra 1st and 2nd round pick in next year’s OHL Priority Selection.

 

The Mississauga Steelheads cleared an overage spot by dealing RW Lucas Venuto to the Windsor Spitfires.

To Windsor:

– Lucas Vernuto

To Mississauga:

– 6th Round Pick (2015)

The Mississauga Steelheads have announced the acquisition of the rights to 1996 born defender, Justin Bean.

Before the acquisition, the Steelheads had 6 defenders on their roster. Jared Walsh did not dress for them in London, leaving them with five active with a suspension looming for disgruntled Nick Zottl as a result of receiving a match penalty and a game misconduct for cross checking Knights enforcer Tait Seguin.

In return for Bean, who has yet to dress in an OHL game this season, the Bulls receive a 7th round pick in 2015.

 

 

Having a coach who also acts as GM is kind of like having a CEO who is also the chairman of the board. There are so many ethical issues with structuring any organization like that. Relative to the Steelheads, coach/GM James Boyd needs to make it past the first round of the playoffs in order to ensure his job for next year. (more…)