Spitfires acquire Graham Knott from IceDogs

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The Windsor Spitfires have added to their forward depth by acquiring left-winger Graham Knott from the Niagara IceDogs.

Knott, a second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015, has four goals and 13 assists in 14 games this season.

“Graham has size and skill and will be a great fit in our top-six forward group,” said Spitfires GM Warren Rychel in a press release. “He can play both center and left wing for us and will help what is already two pretty good power play units.”

Windsor also gets the rights to forward Trent Frederic, who was taken 29th overall in 2016 by the Boston Bruins. Frederic is currently playing for the University of Wisconsin.

Windsor is sending five draft picks back to Niagara: Kingston’s 3rd in 2017, Windsor’s 6th in 2017, Windsor’s 4th in 2018, Barrie’s 3rd in 2019 and Oshawa’s 2nd in 2021. The Spitfires will also get Niagara’s 7th round pick in 2017.

The move comes three weeks after the Spitfires added defenceman Sean Day from the Mississauga Steelheads. The Spitfires, who host the MasterCard Memorial Cup in May, say they expect Knott in the lineup Saturday when they visit the Flint Firebirds.

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