|Tyler Graovac in a shoot-out against Oshawa.|
Graovac is now on his way to Belleville, where he’s expected to play his second consecutive game against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He had Ottawa’s lone goal in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Hounds, as well as the winning goal on Tuesday in Kingston. He brings 35 points in 30 games to a Belleville team that has struggled to score at times this year. Before the trade, Jordan Subban was the Bulls leading scorer with 27 points.
|Photo courtesy of Mike Carroccetto @wildfiremike|
With Kevin Groulx and Taylor Fielding being the only natural right wingers on Ottawa’s roster, the need for a right winger who can play on the top two lines was a necessity, and 67’s fans are hoping that the import can be a key piece to this rebuild and next year’s team up front.
Graovac joins another former 67, Jake Cardwell, in Belleville. Since being traded for a package of draft picks in November, Cardwell has had eight points in 17 games. Ottawa has now picked up five draft picks from their divisional rival this year.
67’s fans and we at the 67’s Fan Blog would like to wish Graovac the best of luck in Belleville, and would like to welcome Kuptsov to the Nation’s Capital.