January 12, 2006

Welcome to Ottawa Joe Grimaldi! Welcome to Ottawa Brett Liscomb!

Just heard via breaking news on TEAM 1200/AJ Jakubek, the 67s have persuaded Grimaldi to leave college, and he will be in the line up tonight when the 67s play Toronto!

Barre Campbell writes in the yesterday's Sun (Youth not served up by 67's at deadline):
Meanwhile, Kilrea made another deal with the Spitfires yesterday, sending a 14th-round pick in this year's draft to Windsor for defenceman Joe Grimaldi of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.

Last season in Omaha, Grimaldi was named to the conference all-rookie team while leading the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in plus-minus (+24).

Kilrea said yesterday there's a slight chance Grimaldi could leave his team and join the 67's prior to a Feb. 10 deadline. If he reports to Ottawa, the Spitfires would receive a sixth-round pick as compensation. If Grimaldi comes to Ottawa, he wouldn't be able to return to college.

"Sure, it's a big decision for him," said Kilrea. "He's one of those guys who can run a power play and he's just one of those good defencemen that everybody's looking for."

Tonight, Brett Liscomb will also join the team. I'm looking forward to this. Hope these guys play similarly to Killer's past choices (such as Bonello and Staubitz).

BBs thread here. Old Noof thread here.

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