Trent Fox Traded To The Belleville Bulls
Through his first 35 OHL games, Fox, who was drafted by the Erie Otters in the 5th round in 2013, and played for Ridley College last season, with 8th in OHL rookie scoring with 7 goals and 13 assists.
With Fox, the Otters sent Jesse Saban and 6 draft picks to the Belleville Bulls in exchange for Bulls captain Jake Marchment, a 6th round pick of the Los Angeles Kings, and Remi Elie, a 2nd round pick of the Dallas Stars.
“After much dialogue this opportunity with Erie presented itself and it was the right move at this time. Trent and Jesse will have an impact in our line up immediately. We are very competitive in the tight Eastern Conference and look to be a better, more consistent team in the second half of the season,” said Head Coach and General Manager George Burnett in a Bulls release.
“Trent brings great size, skill and skating and is off to a great start with 20 points in the first half of the season,” continued Burnett.
The Otters continue to load up on an already star studded team with the additions of Elie and Marchment, while Fox moves to a rebuilding Bulls squad.
“It’s important that trades are good for both sides of the deal,” said Sherry Bassin, general manager of the Erie Otters about the deal. “We gave Belleville two good prospects and excellent draft choices, and we are excited about the players we’re getting. I’m sure both sides are happy with this transaction.”
The trade is reminiscent of the opportunity Trent Fox’s older brother Dane received when he was shipped form a powerhouse London Knights team to the upstart Erie Otters during the 2011-2012 season.
Belleville currently sits in second in the OHL’s East Division, while the Otters are first in the league’s Midwest Division.