SARNIA, ON – Sarnia Sting GM, Nick Sinclair announced today that the Hockey Club has completed a trade wherein Nikita Korostelev and Alex Black have been dealt to the Peterborough Petes. In return, the Sting have added 17 year-old defenceman, Nick Grima and six draft picks. The draft picks include; Erie’s 2nd round pick in 2017, Sault Ste. Marie’s 2nd round pick in 2019, Windsor’s 2nd round pick in 2020, Kitchener’s 3rd round pick in 2017, Peterborough’s 3rd round pick in 2019 and Peterborough’s 6th round pick in 2017.
Nick Grima, who was originally chosen 25th overall (second round) in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, has managed 15 points (2G, 13A) in 28 contests as a member of the Petes back-end this season. The right-shot defenceman was a member of the Toronto Titans Minor Midget Kraft Cup Championship team in 2014/15. NHL Central Scouting has the 5’11”, 196 lb d-man listed as a C-rated prospect (Indicates a 4th/5th/6th round candidate) for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
Sinclair comments “As an organization, we would like to thank Nikita and Alex for their time in Sarnia. They have both been a big part of our team for the last few years and we wish them nothing but the best of luck with the Petes. At the same time, we’re happy to welcome Nick to the Hockey Club and look forward to him being a part of our team moving forward.”
Grima is expected to make his Sarnia Sting debut on Sunday afternoon at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena when the Sting play host to the visiting London Knights.