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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 are intrigued at the possibility of 2016 NHL Draft prospect Tyler Johnson making a jump to the OHL. The Steelheads are looking for a goalie for the future as Jack Flinn is playing out his overage junior season and will not be around for next year. Johnson currently plays in Kansas for the Topeka RoadRunners of the NAHL. (more…)

The Oshawa Generals enjoyed their run to becomming Memorial Cup Champions last season after bringing many important pieces into the fold. Roger Hunt and crew sacrificed a total of 11 draft picks to bring in goaltender Jason DaSilva from the Peterborough Petes, veteran defender Dakota Mermis and Michael McCarron from the London Knights, and followed that up with the acquisition of Matt Mistele from the Plymouth Whalers. This time around, the Generals will be doing the opposite as Roger Hunt and staff feel it’s time to recoup some of the draft picks lost last year. (more…)

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.

WindsorIf you’ve been following along on Twitter or through my posts, you’d know by now that Josh Ho-Sang’s name has come up on the OHL trade wire and has been now for a couple of weeks. I want to be clear when I say that nothing is imminent but the Windsor Spitfires are just gauging interest in the New York Islander’s first round selection. Rychel and crew are not new to this as they did the exact same thing with Kerby Rychel last year, who was eventually dealt to Guelph in a blockbuster deal just before the deadline.

I’ve now been told that Ho-Sang has submitted a list of 10 teams that he would be willing to play for, a list which┬áis said to┬áinclude the Mississauga Steelheads. Agree or disagree with the logic, but all signs point to the Steelheads wanting to load up for a run this year and Ho-Sang would certainly help them achieve their goals.Mississauga

As to why Ho-Sang would be a good fit in Mississauga as opposed to the obvious Erie or Sault Ste. Marie, he does not have anyone to answer to playing in Mississauga, he can play his game, which is widely considered a more selfish type of style. In Erie, you can’t play this type of game with guys like McDavid also there. Mississauga also has a cupboard full of young prospects, especially on the blueline that would help Windsor in their rebuild.

Fellow New York Islanders prospect Michael Dal Colle’s Oshawa Generals have also emerged as a team that Ho-Sang is willing to play for.

MississaugaSpitfires GM Warren Rychel took in the Mississauga Vs. North Bay game on Friday night, by himself as far as I know. At this point, you’re probably thinking well here’s Mr. OHLInsiders just creating more meaningless rumours. But, Warren Rychel took in Mississauga’s next game Vs. Niagara on Sunday as well, this time he invited his scouting staff. It’s odd that staff would take time away from the U17 tournament happening in Sarnia to scout an OHL team or player if there was not more going on.

One possibility is that of Josh Ho-Sang heading to Mississauga. We know Mississauga has been in as recently as last week on high scoring talent such as Nick Baptiste so it’s widely assumed they are looking for one of the league’s top goal scorers. It’s way to early to say Ho-Sang’s on his way to the Steelheads though.

The dismal start to the Sudbury Wolves 2014-2015 season has led to another high calibre player being placed on the trade wire. The former 3rd round selection of the Buffalo Sabres has notched 2 points in the 2 games Baptiste has taken part in with the Wolves.

Baptiste’s name has in fact come across the OHL’s trade wire, has been for quite some time now. Baptiste joins the likes of Ho-Sang and Jake Paterson as highly touted names to grace the trade wire. Paterson and Baptiste are likely to move well before the trade deadline on January 8th (OA) and 9th.

There was a trade, rumoured to have been completed that would have seen Nick Baptiste head to Mississauga in exchange for a combination of picks, Nick Zottl and Jesse Barwell. The trade was said to have been vetoed by one (or more) no trade clauses.

Nick Baptiste has not responded to inquiries for comments and teammates say they have not heard anything.

The coming weeks will be interesting to say the least!