The Kitchener Rangers have loaded up for the OHL playoffs ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.
On Tuesday, Kitchener acquired forward Josh Leivo, defenceman Frank Corrado, goaltender Joel Vienneau and a first round pick in the 2013 CHL Import Draft from the Sudbury Wolves. In exchange, the Wolves received goaltender Franky Palazzese, defenceman Cory Genovese, 16-year-old forward Matt Schmalz, four draft picks and two conditional picks.
Leivo, a third-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Draft, was the Wolves’ leading scorer with 19 goals and 44 points.
Corrado, a Canucks prospect, led all Sudbury defenceman with six goals and 27 points.
In 34 games with the Wolves this season, Vienneau had a 15-12-6 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. He will serve as John Gibson’s backup in Kitchener.