Monday, June 4, 2012

Brett Findlay headed to the Petes

Soo Greyhounds deal overage forward for three draft picks

Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Dubas has announced that the club has completed a transaction with the Peterborough Petes, dealing overage forward Brett Findlay in exchange for the Pete’s 2nd Round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection (conditional), the Pete's 3rd Round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection (conditional) and the Pete's 15th Round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.

Findlay, 19, was signed by the Hounds as a Free Agent in September 2010. He was one of seven player’s on the Hounds current roster eligible for an overage spot heading into the 2012-13 season.

During the 2010-11 season, Findlay notched 44 points (20 G, 24 A, -3) and 31 penalty minutes in 57 games played with the Greyhounds. Last season, he contributed 56 points (20 G, 36 A, -6) and 44 PIM in 68 games played.

At the end of the 2011-12 Greyhound season, Findlay signed with the Brahmas and played in 11 playoff contests where he found the back of the net twice and added four assists.

"I was a little shocked when I got the call, I am going to miss my friends and family and all the great fans that are here in the Soo but at the same time, I am turning the page to another chapter in my hockey career and I am very excited to be joining a very good Peterborough Petes team," Findlay told
“Peterborough’s got a lot of power up front and I think that will benefit me and I can bring something to the team,” he said. “Obviously me being an over-ager is an issue, you can only have so many. I’m just really excited that Peterborough wants me and I couldn’t be happier to be a Pete right now.”

Petes GM Dave Reid told the Peterborough Examiner that the trade for Findlay fulfilled a need for a solid top six forward.

“Brett is an all-around player who can play both ends of the rink,” Reid said. “He has good offensive skills, two 20-goal season. We were looking for an experienced centerman and Brett is one.”

Photo Credit: Robert Keith