The Saginaw Spirit have been busy since the trade freeze was lifted in the OHL. A week after they sent Jeremiah Addison to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for Connor Brown and picks, they made another trade, this time with the Peterborough Petes.
In exchange for two picks (Barrie’s 2015 3rd rounder and Saginaw’s 6th rounder in 2017), the Spirit got twins Mitchell and Jack Webb from the Peterborough Petes.
Both were picked in the OHL Priority Selection last year, but only one played for the Petes. Mitchell, a second rounder taken at 39th overall, played in 34 games for the Petes last season earning one assist. He would later add seven playoff games to his resume, while being named the Petes’ representative on the OHL’s 2013/14 Scholastic Team.
Brother Jack meanwhile, was a fifth rounder who was taken 82nd overall. He spent last year in the GOJHL with the Fort Erie Meteors, scoring nine goals and adding six assists in 35 games. He would also play in four playoff games with Fort Erie and seven regular season games with the Cobourg Cougars.
Bryan Thiel is a freelance broadcaster who’s covered the OHL from rink side and the broadcast booth. He’s also filed feature reports on the OHL for the past three seasons for Rogers TV. You can follow him on Twitter at BryanThiel_88.