It appears as though Jake Cardwell’s trade request set the wheels in motion for Chris Byrne to start changing the face of his squad, with the 67’s completing three trades on a busy Monday.
Cardwell got his wish, being sent to the Belleville Bulls as speculated yesterday. Ottawa picked up a trio of draft picks in return for their overage defender; a second round selection in 2014, and a third and fifth round selection in the upcoming 2013 draft.
Belleville traded overage defenceman Jason Shaw to Saginaw to make room for Cardwell.
Almost instantly, Ottawa went out and acquired goaltender Clint Windsor from the Mississauga Steelheads. Windsor had only started two games this season after the emergence of Steelheads goaltender Spencer Martin.
Finally, Byrne dealt his current netminder, Keegan Wilson, to the Guelph Storm, a team desperately looking for a veteran to back up starter Garrett Sparks.
To fill Wilson’s spot, Windsor is expected to be in the lineup against his former team on Tuesday.
With Cardwell, a third-year 67, and Wilson, who had only been with the 67’s for a few months, the two of them look to have a strong end to their overage years. There is no doubt that Ottawa fans will be interested to see how they finish their OHL careers.
Us at the Fan Blog, along with 67’s fans, would like to welcome Clint Windsor to the team.