Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today a trade to acquire forward Coulson Pitre from the Windsor Spitfires.
In return, the Firebirds are sending back a sixth-round pick and a 15th round pick in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection Draft to the Spits.
“We’re very excited we acquired Coulson and that he has signed a Standard Player Agreement to play with the Firebirds,” President of Hockey Operations Terry Christensen said. “He’ll bring in additional skill at the forward position in our lineup. We very much look forward to having him on our hockey.”
Pitre, a native of Stouffville, ON, was Windsor’s fourth-round pick (#73 overall) in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. The forward has spent his recent years playing for the Richmond Hill Coyotes AAA in the ETAHL. He most recently produced 31 points (11 G, 20 A) in 27 GP at the U16 level during the 2019-20 season.
“It feels great to be here in Flint,” Pitre said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to better develop my skills and to help my team win which is the ultimate goal.”
Pitre stands at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds. He will wear #11 for the Firebirds this year.
About the Ontario Hockey League:
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.
About The Flint Firebirds:
The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League. The OHL is one of three leagues that constitute the 60-team Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which is known as the world’s premiere player development league for the NHL. On NHL opening day rosters in October, 70% of NHL players were CHL alums. Since the Firebirds’ inception in Flint, Michigan five seasons ago, the team has produced 21 NHL signed or drafted players. More than 250 scouts representing all 31 NHL clubs attended a Firebirds game in Flint during the 2019-20 season. The Firebirds average nearly 3,000 fans per game at the newly renovated Dort Financial Center, reaching over 100,000 fans each OHL season.
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