November 3, 2020

10:47 PM EST

By Jake Howorth, North York Rangers Communications and Digital Director. Image from OJHL Images.

The North York Rangers added to their already stout blueline acquiring defenceman Jaden Condotta from the Georgetown Raiders. The team was not done there on Tuesday night as they sent goaltender Eli Shiller to the Wellington Dukes.
Condotta joined the Raiders organization at the young age of 16 in 2017. Within three years, the Georgetown, Ont., native recorded three goals and 58 assists for 61 points in 165 games. He has also dressed in 34 playoff games for his hometown team in that span. The now 19-year-old took a massive step in his development during the 2019-2020 season as he racked up a career-high 31 points. He only registered 28 points combined in the two seasons prior. The 5’11 veteran is a great addition to the Rangers young blueline and has experience playing in every situation. Fifth-year head Geoff Schomogyi thinks Condotta is a type of player that fits into the NYR mould.

“We are excited to have Jaden apart of NYR,” the coach stated. “We believe with Jaden’s experience in the league and his great character, he will be a perfect fit with us.”

Shiller has been a part of the Rangers organization for the last two seasons. During the 2018-19 season, the young goaltender posted eye-popping number with a 10-2 record, 2.03GAA and .930 SV%, while backing up starter Jett Alexander. This past season the Toronto, Ont., took the bulk of the starts for the rebuilding North York squad. He went on to play 36 games where he registered a 13-17-3 record with a 3.37 GAA and .909 SV%. He was heavily relied upon for the team as he ranked 4th among OJHL goaltenders with 1177 saves.

“We wish Eli the best with Wellington. It’s never easy to move a great player and teammate,” Schomogyi said.