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).
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