With the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline set for 12 p.m. today, the Owen Sound Attack already made one move yesterday in advance of it.
The Attack dealt 19-year-old forwrad Daylon Groulx to the Ottawa 67's in exchange for third-round, fourth-round and sixth-round draft picks in the OHL priority selection.
Groulx, a Fort Erie native, had nine goals and eight assists in 36 games for the Attack this season. He was fourth-round selection of Owen Sound in 2016 and first debuted for the Attack in the 2016-17 campaign. Over 169 games for Owen Sound over parts of four seasons, Groulx recorded 75 points (42-33--75).
"It's not easy to move a guy like Daylon," says Attack General Manager Dale DeGray. "He's a big presence in our room and he's been great for us on the ice. We're sending him to a great organization and we wish him the best of luck."
DeGray says in a statement the move is also to help allow for some of the Attack's younger forwards more playing time.
"We'll be counting on them to step up and fill the hole that Daylon leaving is going to make," the Attack GM says.
The draft picks acquired by the Attack are their own third-round selection back in 2020, Ottawa's fourth-round pick in 2020 and Ottawa's sixth-rounder in 2023.