Looking to add some offence, the Oshawa Generals dove into the OHL trade market on Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The surging Generals, who have won seven of their last 10 games, acquired overage forward Anthony Salinitri from the Sarnia Sting in return for a 2019 second-round pick in 2019 (Sudbury), a fourth-round pick in 2020 (Owen Sound) and a second-round pick in 2022 (Hamilton).
The fifth-year forward, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth-round (172 overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft but wasn’t signed, recorded 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points in 25 games with Sarnia this season.
The Windsor native has collected 94 goals and 193 points over 270 career OHL games.
“We’re excited to get a player of the caliber of Anthony on our team,” Generals vice president and general manager Roger Hunt said of the deal. “He was drafted by the Flyers, but is currently an unrestricted free agent working towards the opportunity for a contract.
“He knows the importance of being a good teammate and he’ll get the opportunity to showcase his talents here. We are happy to get him into the Gens lineup.”
Salinitri is expected to be in the lineup on Friday, Nov. 30 when Oshawa hits the road to take on the Guelph Storm. His first appearance on home ice is expected to be Saturday, Dec. 1 when the Generals host the Kingston Frontenacs. Game time at the Tribute Communities Centre is 3:30 p.m.
PHOTO: The Oshawa Generals added some scoring punch with the acquisition of overage forward Anthony Salinitri from the Sarnia Sting for three draft picks. LUKE DURDA/OHL IMAGES