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Milne swaps Spitfires red for Wolves blue

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Sep 05, 2014 - 11:10 AM |
The Sudbury Wolves have picked up former Windsor Spitfires forward Brody Milne, in exchange for a conditional 11th-round pick and future considerations. Supplied

The Sudbury Wolves have picked up former Windsor Spitfires forward Brody Milne, in exchange for a conditional 11th-round pick and future considerations. Supplied

Forward has shown 'flashes of brilliance,' Sudbury GM says

The Sudbury Wolves have acquired the rights to 19-year-old forward Brody Milne from the Windsor Spitfires, the team announced Sept. 4.

In return, the Wolves sent a conditional 11th-round draft pick and future considerations to the Spitfires.

Milne, 19, was originally drafted by the Guelph Storm in the 4th round of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

He played 34 games for the Storm during the 2012-13 season, but was traded to the Spitfires last year as part of the Kerby Rychel deal.

Milne notched seven points in a four-game span in Windsor and finished the regular season with 17 goals. He added 13 assists and 40 minutes in penalties.

“Brody has the ability to play in our top six and provide us with some added offence” Wolves’ GM Blaine Smith said in a release. “Brody has shown flashes of brilliance during his young OHL career and we feel that we have acquired a player that has the potential of becoming a consistent point-producer as a third-year veteran in our league.”

Milne is familiar with a number of players on the Wolves, including Jacob Harris. The two played together on the Halton Hurricanes Minor Midget team in 2010-11, during which Milne eraned 46 points in 53 games.

Milne makes his debut in a Wolves’ uniform this weekend.

“I am looking at coming up to Sudbury and getting a fresh start,” the Guelph native said. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about Sudbury and the Wolves’ organization so I am anxious to get up there and give it my best effort.”

Milne's acquistion though means 18-year-old right-winger Dylan Callaghan will be sent back down to the Wolves’ Jr. A affiliate, the Sudbury Nickel Barons.

“I certainly expect to see Dylan return to our line-up in the near future,” Smith said.

The Wolves are presently carrying 26 players on their active team roster.

See Milne in action when the Wolves host the Soo Greyhounds tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Sudbury Arena. Tickets are only $12 for all ages.

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