Sarnia, On – General Manager Dave MacQueen announced this afternoon the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club has acquired 17-year old defenceman Jack Kuzmyk from the Owen Sound Attack.
The Sting have sent a 6th round pick (Originally belonging to Saginaw) in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection to the Attack in exchange for Kuzmyk.
Dave MacQueen explains his thoughts on the transaction.
“Jack is a big, physical defenceman who competes hard. He also just turned 17 and fits our criteria as we continue to move forward both in the immediate and long term future of the program we are developing. Jack was a 3rd round pick in 2009 and has a lot of upside. In Owen Sound he was playing on a team that is very deep on defence and had his ice time cut down because of that. He will come in here and get a chance to play immediately.”
Kuzmyk is expected to be in the Sting lineup on Friday when the Sting host the London Knights at 4:00 pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the RBC Centre Box Office, online at www.sarniasting.com or by phone (519) 541-1717.