Guelph, Ont – Guelph Storm General Manager & Head Coach, George Burnett has announced that the Storm have acquired defenceman Jack Harper from the Flint Firebirds in exchange for a 6th round pick in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection and a conditional 12th round pick in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection.
Harper, a 5’10.5, 177-pound defenceman, is a product of the Guelph Minor Hockey program. He was selected by Flint in the 7th round, 122nd overall in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. The 2002-born right-handed defenceman played 39 games for the Firebirds in 2019-20, recording 2 assists and 4 penalty minutes.
“We are pleased to add another product of the Guelph Minor Hockey program to our organization,” Burnett said. “Jack is a very mobile defenceman who competes hard and moves the puck effectively. He’ll add some veteran experience to our young group this season.”
Before joining the Firebirds, Harper spent the 2018-19 season with the OJHL’s Burlington Cougars where he recorded 9 goals, 10 assists, 19 points, and 30 penalty minutes in 43 games.
“I am very excited and honoured to come home and play for the team that I grew up watching,” Harper said. “I cannot wait to play at the Sleeman Centre in front of the awesome Storm fans, my family and friends.”