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67’s acquire local product Tye Felhaber in trade with Saginaw
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The 18-year-old Pembroke native has 140 games of experience in the OHL

The Ottawa 67’s added some experience to their lineup Thursday, acquiring Pembroke-native Tye Felhaber from the Saginaw Spirit along with a pair of fourth-round picks in exchange for a pair of second-round and third-round picks and one fifth-round pick.

Felhaber, an 18-year-old center, was selected 10th overall in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Saginaw Spirit, where he spent the last two seasons, recording 83 points in 140 games. In 13 games this season, Felhaber netted four goals and added four assists.

“Tye has been on my radar since I took this job,” said 67’s head coach and GM Jeff Brown. “We’re excited to add another fast and skilled player to the line-up and it is always great when we can bring a player back home.”

Before joining the Spirit, the 1998-born forward played for the Ottawa Valley Titans where he amassed 72 points in 30 games (38 goals, 34 assists). Felhaber will be reuniting with a familiar face in Ottawa, having defenceman Ryan Orban as a teammate with both Saginaw and the Ottawa Valley Titans.

This past summer, Felhaber attended the Toronto Maple Leafs prospects camp as a free agent. He has also represented Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

TRADE BREAKDOWN

TO OTTAWA:

  • C – Tye Felhaber
  • 4th round pick – 2018 (Barrie)
  • 4th round pick – 2021 (Saginaw)

TO SAGINAW:

  • 2nd round pick – 2017 (Ottawa)
  • 2nd round pick 2019 (Sarnia)
  • 3rd round pick 2019 (Sarnia)
  • 3rd round pick 2020 (Sarnia)
  • 5th round pick 2017 (Saginaw)

The 67’s hit the road again this weekend, for another three games in three nights’ stretch, starting in Guelph Friday evening.

Tickets are available by clicking here, calling 613.232.6767 X1, or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. All minor hockey players part of the 67’s Prospect Program presented by Enercare get in for FREE. For more information on the 67’s Prospect Program click here.

Click here for the complete 2016-17 Ottawa 67’s schedule.

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