MISSISSAUGA, ONT – Following a busy NHL Draft, the Mississauga Steelheads Management Team was busy working the phones. The hockey club announced three separate trades today including acquiring and moving starting goaltenders and picking up a veteran right shot defenceman.
Steelheads Trade Goaltender Ingham to Kitchener
First the Steelheads announced that the hockey club traded starting goaltender Jacob Ingham to the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2023 (WSR), a 3rd round pick in 2022 (OSH), a 3rd round pick in 2024 (KIT), and a conditional 6th round pick in 2024.
Ingham, 19, appeared in 57 games for the Steelheads during the 2018-19 season recording 27 wins and one shutout, with a 3.41 GAA and a .890 SV%. In 131 career OHL games, the Barrie, Ontario, native has registered 60 wins and 3 shutouts with a 3.33 GAA and a .891 SV%. Ingham has also appeared in 15 career playoff games recording six wins with a 3.40 GAA and a .877 SV%. He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in round 6 (175th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Internationally, Ingham represented Canada at the U-17 World Hockey Championships in 2017. The goaltender played for Canada Black appearing in 5 games registering a 2.15 GAA and .927 SV%.
General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond commented on the move. “We want to thank Jake and his family for their time with the Steelheads. We wish him well and continued success.”
Ingham was originally selected by the Mississauga Steelheads in the second round (26th overall) of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.
Steelheads Acquire Goaltender Edmonds
Upon final approval on the first trade, the Steelheads announced that they acquired goaltender Kai Edmonds from the Barrie Colts in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2023 (BAR), 4th round pick in 2020 (SAG), and a 7th round pick in 2020 (SAG).
Edmonds, 18, appeared in 32 games with the Colts during the 2018-19 season recording 11 wins and one shutout with a 3.53 GAA and a .896 SV%. In 51 career OHL games, the Carlsbad Springs, Ontario native has registered 20 wins and two shutouts with a 3.51 GAA and a .893 SV%. Edmonds has also appeared in one career playoff game, stopping 20 of 22 shots faced.
General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond commented on the acquisition. “We are excited to welcome Kai Edmonds to the Steelheads Family. We’ve seen Kai play a number of times and we believe he will be a very good number one goalie for us this season. We look forward to seeing Kai in the blue and white ASAP.”
Edmonds was originally selected by the Barrie Colts in the eleventh round (216th overall) of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. The Steelheads would like to officially welcome Edmonds and his family to Mississauga.
Steelheads Acquire Hayden Davis From Saginaw
In addition to moving and acquiring goaltenders, the Steelheads bolstered their backend acquiring right shot defenceman Hayden Davis from the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for a 3rd round pick in 2024 (KIT), 4th round pick in 2020 (PBO), 5th round pick in 2024 and the rights to American defenceman Marshall Warren.
Davis, 20, appeared in 46 games for the Spirit during the 2018-19 season and recorded one goal and 13 assists for 14 points. In 221 career OHL games, the Hamilton, Ontario native has registered 58 points (8 goals, 50 assists) and 180 penalty minutes. Over a five-year OHL career Davis has played for both the Niagara IceDogs (2015-2017) and the Saginaw Spirit (2017-2019). He has also appeared in 26 career playoff games, recording 5 assists. He and the Spirit captured the West Division in the 2018-19 regular season.
General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond has this to say about acquiring the OA defenceman. “We would like to welcome Hayden and his family to the Steelheads Family. Hayden brings a wealth of experience and will be counted on to be a top D for us this season. He’s big he moves well and most of all he’s a great character player.”
Internationally, Davis represented Canada at the U-17 2016 World Championships. He played for Canada Black and registered one assist over five games.
Davis was originally selected by the Niagara IceDogs in the first round (13th overall) in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.