Niagara IceDogs General Manager and Head Coach Marty Williamson announced today that the IceDogs have traded defenceman Mike Schwindt along with Oshawa’s 2nd round pick in 2013 and Barrie’s 2nd round pick in 2014 (conditional) to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in exchange for defenceman Brock Beukeboom.
Schwindt was a 13th round pick of the IceDogs in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection and played in 183 regular season games for the IceDogs over the course of three seasons. In those games, Schwindt picked up one goal and 23 assists for 24 points, to go along with a +9 rating and 170 penalty minutes.
In Beukeboom, the IceDogs are acquiring a 1992 born, NHL drafted defenceman, who will add some experience to the IceDogs young blueline. Originally a 3rd round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Beukeboom is now a St. Louis Blues prospect after going to St. Louis as a key part of the Eric Brewer trade. Beukeboom has played in 165 career OHL regular season games in three seasons with the Greyhounds, accumulating 10 goals and 35 assists for 45 points, as well as 144 penalty minutes in those games.
“We would like to thank Mike for all he contributed to the IceDogs organization” said Williamson. “We are sorry to lose Mike, but between our overage situation for next year and the opportunity to acquire a talent like Brock, it was a move we felt we had to make.”
“While we are sorry to see Mike go, we are excited to welcome Brock to the IceDogs. Brock is a solid, NHL drafted defenceman, who will add some experience and strengthen our blueline overall.”
The entire IceDogs organization would like to welcome Brock to the IceDogs organization and we wish Mike all the best in Sault Ste. Marie!