The Mississauga Steelheads’ management team has certainly been busy as the hockey club announced three separate trades Monday. That saw the team trade their starting goalie, while acquiring his replacement along with a veteran defenceman.
The first deal was a substantial one as fish part ways with Jacob Ingham, who’s played three seasons in Mississauga since being selected in the second round of the 2016 OHL draft. Ingham is a sixth round pick of the Los Angeles Kings.
The Steelheads acquire several draft picks in the deal.
Shortly after the completion of that deal, the final details were worked out for a trade that saw them add a goaltender.
They acquired goaltender Kai Edmonds from the Barrie Colts in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2023 (BAR), 4th round pick in 2020 (SAG), and a 7th round pick in 2020 (SAG).
The 18-year-old appeared in 32 games with the Colts last season.
General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond is looking forward to what Edmonds will bring to the team.
“We’ve seen Kai play a number of times and we believe he will be a very good number one goalie for us this season.”
The team bolstered their blueline with the addition of Hayden Davis from the Saginaw Spirit, parting ways with some draft picks and the rights to Marshall Warren, a sixth round pick of the Minnesota Wild who’s committed to Boston College this fall.
Richmond says it’s a good day anytime you have a chance to add a played of this caliber.
“Hayden brings a wealth of experience and will be counted on to be a top D for us this season. He’s big he moves well and most of all he’s a great character player.”
The trades follow a weekend that saw three Steelheads’ selected in the NHL Draft, including Thomas Harley, who was the first OHL player selected at 18th overall to the Dallas Stars.
Cole Schwindt was drafted in the third round by Florida, while Keenan Washkurak was taken in the fifth round by St. Louis.