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Sudbury Wolves, Kitchener Rangers Pull Off Blockbuster Deal - Junior Hockey News

Published: Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013

As the OHL Trade Deadline two days, away the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers made a blockbuster trade late Tuesday morning.

The Wolves acquired forward Matt Schmalz (one goal in 25 games), defenseman  Cory Genevese (one goal and four assists in 37 games) and netminder Franky Palazzese (8-6-1-4-6, 2.10 goals against average, .934 save percentage, one shutout in 20 games) along with a sixth round pick in the 2015 OHL Draft, an eighth round pick in 2013, a first round pick in the 2013 CHL Import Draft and a conditional third round pick in the 2014 OHL Draft if Palazzese is traded.

Going to the Rangers are forward Josh Leivo (19 goals, 25 assists in 34 games) , defenseman Frank Corrado (six goals and 21 assists in 41 games) and goaltender Joel Vienneau (15-12-2-4-7, 2.96 goals against average, .912 save percentage, one shutout in 34 games) along with a fourth round pick in the 2014 OHL Draft (via Oshawa), a sixth round pick in 2013 (Owen Sound), a seventh round pick in 2014, and a first round pick in the 2013 CHL Import Draft (via Plymouth). Conditional picks that could be involved are two conditional second round picks in 2017 (if Palazzese doesn't return to the Wolves in his overage season) and 2019 (if Leivo plays in the 2013-14 season).

Leivo, Corrado and Vienneau are expected to make their Rangers' debut tonight at home against the Guelph Storm.

Other OHL Trade: According to their Twitter page, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds has traded forward Mark Petaccio to the Ottawa 67's iin exchange for a ninth round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. In 26 games with the Greyhounds this season, Petaccio scored three goals in 26 games.


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