The North York Rangers have dealt forward Chris Sekelyk to the Trenton Golden Hawks in exchange for forward Ture Linden and defenceman Ryan Radisa, the club announced Saturday.
Sekely, 20, played in 40 games for the Rangers since he was acquired from the Pickering Panthers at last year’s trade deadline. The Toronto native posted 23 goals and 49 points over that span, counting both regular and post-season contests. At the time of this writing, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Sekelyk has 61 goals and 131 points in 179 Ontario Junior Hockey Leaugue contests, spread out over four seasons with the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots, Pickering Panthers, and the Rangers.
Linden, 19, scored eight goals and 19 points over 16 games for the Golden Hawks in his first season in the OJHL. A native of Great Falls, Virginia, Linden split last season with Kent Prep School in Kent, CT, right on the state border with New York, and the Connecticut Wolf Pack U18s in Central Connecticut. The 6-foot, 181-pound Virginian is capable of playing both centre and wing.
Radisa, 17, accumulated six penalty minutes in seven contests in his rookie season with the Hawks so far this year. A 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-shot defenceman, the Caledon-native was selected in the 10th round, 190th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2015 Ontario Hockey League draft out of the Mississauga Reps minor midgets. Radisa spent last year with Rangers forward Nicholas Tsatsos on the Don Mills Flyers midgets in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
Story by Jamie Neugebauer, Director of Communications
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