Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that the club has completed a trade with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
In the trade, the Firebirds trade the playing rights of Czech Republic forward Jan Jeník to the Bulldogs. In return, the Firebirds receive a Hamilton’s fifth-round pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection and a conditional fourth-round pick (Hamilton’s) in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection, should Jeník play one game with Hamilton.
“Moving Jan Jeník’s playing rights to Hamilton provides the Firebirds’ organization assets that we otherwise would not have had moving forward,” said Flint Firebirds Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Barclay Branch. “This trade will also open a spot in preparation for the upcoming CHL Import Draft.”
Through the CHL Import Draft, every team in the CHL has the option to protect up to two players from outside North America to add to its roster. Picks are chosen in reverse order of the team’s standings in the CHL.
Flint has now won four of their last seven contests and have won three of the last four home games. The Firebirds return back to action on the road against the Windsor Spitfires this Thursday, Jan. 10. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. (ET) at the WFCU Centre in Windsor.
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