January 08, 2013

Giftopoulos traded to Windsor

The Ottawa 67's have made their fourth trade in as many days ahead of Thursday's OHL trade deadline, in sell mode again as they send Remy Giftopoulos to the Windsor Spitfires.

Ottawa also gives up a 12th-round pick in the deal, picking up a 2015 4th-round pick and a 7th round pick in this year's upcoming draft.

Giftopoulos, drafted 176th overall by the Barberpoles in 2009, spent his first two full years in the OHL as a secondary scorer on a high-scoring 67's team.  This season, ice time wasn't an issue with a rebuilding squad, and the Ancaster native has already set his career high with 14 goals and tied his career high of 21 points.

In his tenure in the Nation's Capital, Giftopoulos had 26 goals, 21 assists and 91 penalty minutes in 134 games. 

The Spitfires may not be done trading as they try to claw their way out of ninth place in the Western Conference, but this deal was likely their last one where they peddle away draft picks after losing a number of picks to CHL sanctions this summer.  For Ottawa, Chris Byrne has confirmed that no more players are leaving town.

After trading away Nicholas Foglia, Tyler Graovac, Steven Janes, Cody Ceci and now Giftopoulos, Ryan Van Stralen is the only 67's pick from 2009 that is still with the team.  He and Clint Windsor, drafted in 2009 as well, are Ottawa's only overagers heading into next season.

67's fans and we at the fan blog would like to thank Remy for his time in Ottawa, and hope he is given a good opportunity with the Spitfires.

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