Konecny, Studnicka Traded To The Sarnia Sting

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Travis Konecny was recently traded to the OHL’s Sarnia Sting – Photo by Aaron Bell/ OHL Images

Chatham-Kent hockey fans will get to watch two local products more often, as Travis Konecny and Sam Studnicka were traded to the Sarnia Sting Wednesday from the OHL’s Ottawa 67s.

Clachan’s Travis Konecny was the captain of the Ottawa 67s. The OHL’s first overall pick in 2013 had 45 points in 29 games this season. Konecny also recently represented Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Finland, and was a first round draft pick, 24th overall of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.

Konecny is also an alumnia of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones ‘AAA’ organization.

Studnicka, an assistant captain for the Ottawa 67s who is in his final OHL season, had 26 points in 31 games this season. The overage forward spent the 2010-2011 season with the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons.

“This is a defining moment for us as an organization,” said Sarnia Sting general manager Nick Sinclair in a team news release. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Travis Konecny and Sam Studnicka to the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club.”

“Travis’ combination of leadership, skill and character make him a player that every coach wants in his lineup, and every fan wants on their team. He’s a guy who plays with high intensity and has the ability to be a game-changer every night. Sam plays with a similar type of tenacity and plays with a physical presence. We expect Sam to come in and contribute offensively but also be a big part of our leadership group down the stretch. The addition of both Travis and Sam will provide a big shot in the arm for our Hockey Club, and make us that more dangerous as we push to finish atop the West Division Standings.”

In return, the Ottawa 67s received Sasha Chmelevski, Chase Campbell, five 2nd round draft picks, three 3rd round picks, and a pair of 5th round draft picks.

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