Firebirds Acquire Blue Jackets’ Prospect Kole Sherwood from London
Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that the club has completed a trade with the London Knights.
In the trade, the Firebirds receive forward Kole Sherwood from the Knights in exchange for Sudbury’s second-round pick in the 2018 OHL Draft and Owen Sound’s second-round pick in the 2019 OHL Draft. Should Sherwood play his overage year next season, London would obtain Oshawa’s second-round pick in the 2020 OHL Draft as well.
A native of New Albany, Ohio, Sherwood has recently returned from the Blue Jackets training camp and has signed a three-year NHL contract with Columbus. Sherwood led the Blue Jackets with four goals in four games at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City.
“As an NHL signed player, Kole brings excellent size, skating and skills and the experience of being a part of a Memorial Cup winning team last season,” said Flint Firebirds General Manager George Burnett. “Kole had an excellent preseason with the Knights and continued to put up strong numbers for Columbus at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City.”
Sherwood, a six-foot-one, 195-pound forward comes to the Firebirds after recording five points in three preseason games with London, scoring three times and adding two assists. Last season, Sherwood earned 34 points in 63 games and was a member of the 2016 CHL Mastercard Memorial Cup Champions London Knights.
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