Sarnia Sting acquire Devon Paliani from Saginaw Spirit

Hayden Hodgson, along with several draft picks, is part of deal made Monday

Devon Paliani has been dealt to the Sarnia Sting.

The Sarnia Sting completed another deal on Monday, dealing right winger Hayden Hodgson to the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for centre Devon Paliani as well as a series of future draft picks.

Paliani, the Sting newcomer, has 4 goals and 10 assists in 35 games this season. He was originally drafted by the Kingston Frontenacs in 2012.

The Sting will receive, as part of the deal, the Barrie Colts’ second round pick in 2019, Niagara Bulldogs’ third round pick in 2017, Kingston’s fourth round pick in 2016, and Mississauga Steelheads’ fourth round pick in 2018 (conditionally).

“We feel that this is a deal that benefits all parties,” said Sting GM Nick Sinclair. “We were able to recuperate some of the draft picks we parted with last week, and add an experienced player who will bring depth to our roster. The trade will also give Hayden an opportunity to see more ice and ultimately thrive with the Spirit. We’d like to wish him the best of luck in Saginaw, and in all of his future endeavours.”

Hodgson, a 96-born forward, was originally acquired in a trade with the Erie Otters on January 10, 2014. The Sting dealt a third round pick to the Otters in exchange for Hodgson.

The Sting return to the SSEC this weekend as the Club plays host to the visiting Oshawa Generals on Friday night at the SSEC.

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