Oshawa Generals make another trade to add scoring

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Published January 7, 2022 at 10:32 am

The Oshawa Generals made yet another deal for a high scoring forward yesterday when they acquired Oskar Olausson – a first round pick of the Colorado Avalanche this year – from the Barrie Colts in exchange for Kevin Niedenz and a hefty package of draft picks.

The picks include a 2nd in 2022, a 3rd in 2022, a 3rd in 2024, and a 6th in 2024.

Olausson has been Barrie’s most dynamic forward this season, registering 12 goals and 13 assists in 22 games. He was chosen 28th overall in the 2021 NHL draft.

Olausson also represented Sweden at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton, recording one goal and one assist in two games before the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19. He joins Cameron Butler (Niagara) and Stuart Rolofs (London) as major additions up front the Oshawa Generals have made in the past month.

Niedenz leaves the Generals with one goal and six assists for seven points in 20 games. The hard-working forward is in his first season in the OHL after being selected in the 2021 OHL import draft.

On the ice the Generals fell 5-0 in St. Catharines to the Niagara Ice Dogs last night, with Butler playing his first game since the trade against his old club. Danil Guschin and Liam Van Loom each scored a pair for the winners while Josh Rosenzweig made 35 saves for his first OHL shutout.

It was the Generals’ first game since an 8-4 win over Peterborough December 18.

Tonight’s match at the Tribute Communities Centre has been postponed because of COVID-19 protocols but the club will return to action Sunday at home against the Sudbury Wolves.

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