The Barrie Colts have dealt 19-year-old winger Oskar Olausson to Oshawa in exchange for 18-year-old winger Kevin Niedenz and four drafts picks.
The Colts chose Olausson in the second round of last year’s import draft. He had played 25 games for the Colts, scoring 13 goals and adding 12 assists. Olausson, a 1st round pick of the Colorado Avalanche, also played two games for Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championship, before it was cancelled due to COVID. He had scored one goal, and assisted on another.
“We would like to say thank you to Oskar for his time here in Barrie. He has been a great teammate for all that he has done, and we wish the best of luck moving forward with Oshawa,” said Head Coach & GM, Marty Williamson.
Niedenz was in his first year with Oshawa. He had a goal and six assists in 20 games.
“Kevin is a two-way forward with speed that will be an impactful forward in our lineup. We are excited to add him to our club and expect him to make his Colts debut on Saturday vs North Bay,” said Williamson.
The Colts have also sent Nicholas Porco to Owen Sound for a pair of picks.
“This is one of the harder things to do, but unfortunately, it is a numbers issue as we are only allowed to carry three OA’s (overagers),” said Williamson.
The Colts host North Bay Saturday night. Due to provincial government regulations, spectators are not permitted.