The Hamilton Bulldogs acquired forward Will Bitten and a 12th round pick in 2017 from the Flint Firebirds, in exchange for goaltender Connor Hicks, defenseman Fedor Gordeev and a 2nd Round Pick in 2019 (Owen Sound) & 2020 (Niagara).
Bitten was Plymouth’s 1st Round Pick (7th Overall) in 2014 and the Montreal Canadiens 3rd Round Pick (70th Overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Ottawa native played in 67 games last season for the Firebirds registering 30 goals, 35 assists for 65 points. Bitten has also represented Canada on three occasions at the World Under 17’s in 2014, Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2015 and the IIHF World Under 18 Championship in 2016.
“We are excited to welcome William to the Bulldogs family” said Bulldogs President and GM Steve Staios. “William is the type of player that the Hamilton Bulldogs covet. He will provide us with speed, skill and work ethic. He will be an integral piece of our hockey club moving forward.”
The Bulldogs will try to go to 3-0 on the OHL season when they visit Owen Sound tonight.