Hours after the OHL trade freeze was lifted, the London Knights acquired overage netminder Kevin Bailie from the Oshawa Generals. In exchange, the Generals will receive the Knights' fourth round pick in next year's OHL Priority Selection.
In 42 games with the Generals in 2011-12, Bailie posted a 20-14-2-2 record with a 3.15 goals against average with a .910 save percentage and one shutout. This past March, Bailie was awarded the Generals' Most Valuable Teammate, which was chosen by the players. In his four-year OHL career in Oshawa, the former first round pick's record is 42-37-5-5 with a .890 save percentage and two shutouts in 109 games.
Last month, Michael Houser, the 2011-12 OHL Player of the Year, signed a free agent deal with the Florida Panthers and his return to the "O" is very unlikely. Recently, the Knights' first round pick Liam Herbst underwent knee surgery and he'll miss up to eight weeks. With the Knights not rushing Herbst, Bailie will join fellow netminders Tyson Teichmann and Jake Patterson at the team's training camp, which begins later this month.