For a second time this week, Washington Capitals Defensive prospect Martin Hugo Has been traded. The North Bay Battalion announced on Friday morning that they have traded Capitals prospect Martin Hugo Has to the Guelph Storm.
The Battalion are in a rebuilding year and, although this transaction comes the same week North Bay signed the 2019 Import selection, it’s not surprising in that Battalion GM Adam Dennis is looking to restock his team for the future. In return, the Battalion received 3rd (2023) and 5th(2022) round picks in the OHL Priority Selection.
Has goes from one of the worse teams in the league to one that is challenging for the divisional title and will be in the playoffs looking for a Memorial Cup birth. Storm goalie Nico Daws was a member of Team Canada at the World Junior Championships.
He also joins fellow NHL-drafted defenceman Fedor Gordeev (Minnesota trade from Toronto) and centre Cam Hillis selected by Montreal Canadians (2018). Guelph will be in Ottawa today and in Kingston (I’ll be covering the game live) tomorrow.
This will bode well for his development to be playing in high-stress games. The OHL playoffs are as wild as the NHL.
By Marcus Boutilier