The Barrie Colts have dealt captain Justin Murray to the Saginaw Spirit for forward Ryan Stepien and a 5th round pick; Stepien was then flipped to the Kitchener Rangers for defenseman Jack York.
Murray was in his 4th season with the Colts, his second as captain.
In his 4 years with Barrie, he played in 221 games and collected 85 points.
“It’s never easy saying goodbye to any player, let alone your captain, but the Barrie Colts would like to thank Justin for his hard work on and dedication on and off the ice. He was a leader in the dressing room and a leader outside of the dressing room. A kid that was always willing to give his time to the Barrie community. He made Barrie his second home and we would like to wish Justin all the best as he heads to Saginaw to finish off his OHL career.”
– Barrie Colts General Manager, Jason Ford
Jason York was a 5th round pick of the Rangers in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection draft. He’s in his second season in the OHL and has 21 points in 85 career games with the Rangers.