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Firebirds Trade Jack Harper to Guelph for Two Draft Picks

Flint, Mich. –  The Flint Firebirds announced today they have traded defenseman Jack Harper to the Guelph Storm in exchange for a 6th round pick in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection and a conditional 12th round pick in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection.

“We’d like to thank Jack for all of his hard work and contributions he made for the Flint Firebirds,” President of Hockey Operations Terry Christensen said. “We are happy we are able to trade him to his hometown team in Guelph. We wish him continued success as he moves forward with his career in the OHL. ”

Harper, a 5-foot-10, 177-pound defenseman, is a product of the Guelph Minor Hockey program. He was selected by the Firebirds in the 7th round, (#122 overall) in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. The 2002-born right-handed defenceman played 39 games for the Firebirds in 2019-20, recording 2 assists and 4 penalty minutes.

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.

For media inquiries, contact:

Jack Sznewajs
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
jack@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347 ext. 223

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