This morning, Niagara IceDogs Director of Player Personnel, Joey Burke, announced that Hayden Davis has been traded to the Saginaw Spirit, in exchange for Kirill Maksimov, and Saginaw’s 3rd round pick in 2018, and their 2nd round pick in 2019.
In the year and a half that the Hamilton native has been in Niagara, Davis has played in 77 regular season games for Niagara compiling 12 points.
Maksimov, a second round pick and 99 birth year, originally chosen by Saginaw in the 2015 OHL Priority Draft (38th overall), is in his second season with the Spirit, the dual citizen (between Canada and Russia) has collected 37 points in 91 games. As a 16 year old rookie, Maksimov collected 21 points in 54 games, and is on pace to surpass his career high totals this season. The IceDogs are very excited to welcome Kirill to the organization, as he will join the team this weekend.
Joey Burke felt that this move was necessary to deepen the IceDogs young, but talented forward group, as well as prepare for the prospect of a strong future with the included draft picks. Burke and the coaching staff are very excited to acquireMaksimov, “he brings size, skill, and a complete game that will be fun for the Niagara IceDogs fans to watch”.
The IceDogs would like to thank Hayden Davis for his time and contributions to the organization, and wish him all the best of luck in Saginaw.