By Tony Saxon, Guelph Mercury
The Guelph Storm acquired 18-year-old winger Jake Bricknell from the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday.
In exchange the Storm sent Hamilton an eighth round pick in the 2017 draft and a fifth round pick in the 2019 draft.
In 129 games with Hamilton the six-foot, 207-pound right winger has six goals, nine assists for 15 points. The Port Perry native has four points in 16 games so far this season.
Storm general manager Mike Kelly said Bricknell has plenty of potential and should play on the Storm’s top two lines as well as on special teams.
“We just think he’s got a lot of upside,” said Storm GM Mike Kelly, who was having supper with Bricknell when contacted by phone Monday night.
“We were looking for a little bit of help up front. He’s a strong, power forward-type that certainly goes to the tough areas around the net.”
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