October 22, 2008

Welcome to Ottawa Stephen Blunden!

Stephen Blunden, right, is the younger brother of Michael Blunden (NHL - Chicago 2005). Photo by Mike Carroccetto (613-266-8505)

Stephen has had 1 goal and 1 assist, 8 PIMs in 11 games played. He has played his entire OHL career with Belleville up until today. Here are his stats from the OHL siste.

From the Ottawa 67s site:
The Ottawa 67’s today announced that centre Stephen Blunden has been acquired from the Belleville Bulls in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection Draft.

19-year old Blunden is an Ottawa native (Gloucester) known for hard work and versatility. 67’s Coach and General Manager Brian Kilrea described the 6’2, 194 lb. centre as a character player: “He’s an Ottawa boy who played many roles, including penalty killing, on some very talented Belleville teams and we’re looking forward to welcoming him home.”

Blunden is in his 4th OHL season. He’ll wear #28 with the 67’s starting this Friday night when the 67’s host the Sarnia Sting at the Civic Centre, starting at 7:30.

Early musings are that Ottawa doesn't need another 3rd or 4th liner. I imagine that Killer is quite aware of what the team needs. Perhaps he sees he sees something the other observers do not.

Welcome to Hockey Country Stephen. We look forward to your contrbutions!!

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