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Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds Hockey Club announced today that the team has completed a trade with the Mississauga Steelheads.
In the trade, the Steelheads acquire rookie forward and Mississauga, Ont. native, Ryan McLeod.
In exchange, the Firebirds will receive a second-round pick in 2016, a second in 2017 (conditional), a second in 2018, along with a third-round pick each year from 2016-2019. Flint will also acquire a compensatory first-round pick because McLeod is a defected first-rounder. In addition, Flint will receive a compensatory 1st because McLeod is defected 1st rounder and another is compensatory second because McLeod is a top 5 pick.
“This is a very important day for the future of the Flint Firebirds,” said General Manager Terry Christensen. “We are now in a position to build our hockey club through the draft and as well, we have an inventory of high draft picks to make a trade if needed.”
Standing room only tickets to the Flint Firebirds inaugural opening night game vs. the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, Sept. 26 are available by visiting the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling (810) 744-0580. Great season seat locations are still available by calling the box office or e-mailing Susana Wight at email@example.com.
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