MENU

Firebirds Acquire Forward Emmet Pierce from London

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that the club has completed a trade with the London Knights.

In the trade, Flint acquires forward Emmet Pierce from London. In return, the Firebirds trade a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection to the Knights.

Pierce, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward, currently leads the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (GOJHL) Strathroy Rockets in goals (14) and points (30) in 31 games this season. He was a fourth-round (66th overall) selection by the London Knights in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

“Emmet is a skilled forward and a competitor that will bring size to our front end,” said Flint Firebirds Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Barclay Branch. “He is smart player with a complete vision of the ice that will be a contributing factor moving forward.”

Pierce, a native of Napanee, Ont., recorded 57 points (22G, 35A) in 37 games with the Quinte Red Devils Minor Midget AAA hockey team. In six playoff games, Pierce notched 9 points (3G, 6A) in six games. He also averaged a point-per-game at the 2017 OHL Cup, posting four assists and 10 penalty minutes in four games.

“I’m very excited to get things going in Flint,” said Pierce. “I hope I can bring lots to the team and help the team succeed. I heard they have a great fan base and they treat their players very well in Flint. The OHL has always been a goal of mine since I was younger, it was always a big part of my life.”

Emmet will wear number 15 for the Firebirds and is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Firebirds play in Windsor at 7:05 p.m. (ET).

 

For media inquiries, contact:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
dominic@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347

More News
Video: Firebirds Led After Two, Drop Contest to Generals in Oshawa Sunday
12 hours ago
Preview: Dellandrea, Durham, Keppen, Firebirds invade Oshawa Sunday
23 hours ago
Video: Keppen increases point streak to 8 games, Firebirds unable to solve Niagara Saturday
1 day ago
Preview: Firebirds face Niagara in front of expected sellout crowd Saturday
2 days ago
Video: Five Goals Not Enough as Mississauga Defeats Firebirds Friday
2 days ago
Preview: Firebirds Begin Five-Game Road Trip Friday in Mississauga
3 days ago