Rangers make two more moves ahead of deadline

January 11, 2016

7:34 AM EST

The North York Rangers have made two more unrelated roster moves just ahead of the Jan. 10 Ontario Hockey League trade deadline.

The club has dealt forward Ryan Takamatsu to the Georgetown Raiders on Jan. 8 in exchange for cash considerations, and has subsequently acquired forward Chris Sekelyk from the Pickering Panthers on Jan. 10.

Takamatsu, 18, was in his second season with the Rangers, and scored 25 goals and added 37 assists in 95 games for the club over that span.

The Oakville native played his midget hockey with the Oakville Rangers 2013-14, after spending his minor midget campaign with the Mississauga Senators of the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

Sekelyk, 19, was leading the Panthers in scoring with 15 goals and 18 assists over 37 contests, and has 82 points in 139 career OJHL games with Pickering and the Toronto Patriots.

An alumnus of the Markham Majors minor hockey system, the Toronto native is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound power left winger with a big shot and good foot speed.