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Trade Analysis: Windsor Add Toughness and Depth with Sean Allen

Sean Allen  of the Oshawa Generals. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Photo: Terry Wilson/OHL Images

Sean Allen is on the move for the third time in his OHL career as he’s set to join the Windsor Spitfires after two and a half seasons with the Oshawa Generals.

Allen was originally drafted by the Kitchener Rangers in the 3rd round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, but was shipped off to Oshawa after just 12 games as a Ranger in exchange for a 3rd round and a 10th round draft pick.

In Oshawa, Allen quickly established his presence as a defence-first defenceman who was willing to go toe-to-toe with anybody in the league. Allen racked up 24 fighting majors while in Oshawa (preseason included) taking on the likes of Hayden McCool, Shaw Boomhower, and Curtis Douglas among others. Allen has been top 10 in league penalty minutes for two straight seasons with a combined time of 209 PIMS in that span.

Allen’s lone OHL goal came on January 22nd, 2017 against the Mississauga Steelheads. Rather ironically, it came on a breakaway after Allen was sprung out of the penalty box and was immediately handed an unsportsmanlike minor after the goal.

With the Oshawa Generals already having Brendan Harrogate, Eric Henderson, Domenico Commisso, and Matt Brassard all at camp as OA’s, it’s not a surprise to see Allen on the move.

Allen brings his tenacity, toughness, and tormenting tendencies to Windsor after an opportunity at St. Louis Blues training camp. The move solidifies Windsor’s OA situation, as they now possess Allen, Igor Larionov, and Luke Kutkevicius. Allen stands as the lone OA on defence, and will anchor an otherwise very young corps with Thomas Stevenson being the only other D-Man born in the 90s. As Windsor continue to put pieces back together after rebuilding from a Memorial Cup run, they hope Allen will slide in as a leader whose hits will help his team as much as they hurt his opponents.

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