Veccia traded to Guelph at OHL trading deadline
Like father like son.
Thirty-nine years ago, Rob Veccia was a third-year defenceman with the Windsor Spitfires. He was traded mid-season at the 1985 OHL deadline to the Soo Greyhounds.
Ridgetown’s Zander Veccia, Rob’s son, was moved at the Ontario Hockey League trading deadline on Tuesday. He too is in his third OHL season.
The Guelph Storm picked up Veccia in a trade from the Mississauga Steelheads.
In exchange for Veccia, the Storm gave up a 2026 second-round draft pick, a 2025 third-round draft pick, a 2024 draft pick, and a conditional 2027 fourth-round draft pick.
“Zander has made steady progression throughout his OHL career and has the ability to have an impact in all areas of our team’s game,” said Guelph general manager George Burnett.
Veccia is eligible to come back to Guelph next season for an overage season.
Drafted by the Steelheads in the third-round of the 2020 OHL draft from the Elgin-Middlesex AAA organization, Veccia
In three seasons in the OHL, the 5-foot-10, 180 lbs forward has recorded 97 points (38 goals, 59 assists) and 89 PIMs in 166 regular season games.
Veccia has also suited up for 16 OHL playoff games where he has tallied three goals and four assists.
So far this season, Veccia has eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points in 37 games.
In a statement, Veccia said he’s excited about the move to Guelph.
“From what I know and have experienced, Guelph is a great city with excellent fan support and a strong team. I think this is an opportunity for me to bring my experience to help the team be successful.”