December 19, 2021

5:26 PM EST

The North York Rangers have acquired forwards Nicholas Cordeiro and Daniel Baldassarra from the Mississauga Chargers in exchange for forwards Chris Castrigano and Jackson Edwards this week.

Cordiero was named captain of the Chargers heading into the season. He got off to a great start to his final OJHL season as he led Mississauga with 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points. All of which are already career-highs. The 6’0 forward was selected by Hamilton Bulldogs in the third round, 58th overall in the 2018 OHL U18 Priority Selection draft.

Baldassarra is the second forward the Rangers received in the deal. In only his first full season in the OJHL, Vaughan, Ont., native has not looked out of place. He has recorded seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in just 20 games. Prior to joining the Chargers, Baldassarra was very impressive with the St. Andrew’s College posting 16 goal and 35 assists for 51 points in 54 games. He has already committed to Long Island University for the 2022-2023 season with one more year left of eligibility in Junior hockey.

One of the players the Rangers are sending over is rookie Chris Castrignano. The 6’0 forward has recorded six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 28 games this seasons so far. The other forward, Jackson Edwards is having a career season in his final Junior A campaign, gaining five goals and eight assists for 13 points in 30 games. He is only one point away from tying his career-high he set back during the 2019-2020 season.