Knights recover two picks in deal

ERIC BENDER -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 8:25 AM ET

The London Knights got two 2006 draft picks returned this week by giving up goalie Jason Guy, who backstopped the junior B St. Thomas Stars last season, and Sarnia Blast forward Brandon Biggers to the Guelph Storm.

Three of the Knights' 2006 draft positions -- rounds four, five and six -- were dealt to the Storm, along with goalie Ryan MacDonald, to obtain goalie Adam Dennis during the season.

The Knights get back the fourth and fifth 2006 picks but not the sixth-rounder.

In another deal, the Knights shipped forward Harrison Reed to the Sarnia Sting for future considerations.

Guy, from Whitby, who was taken by the Knights in the sixth round of the 2004 OHL priority draft, played 23 games for St. Thomas as the team went to the Western Junior B Hockey League final before losing to Chatham Maroons.

He posted a 2.54 goals-against average and a save percentage of .924. He was not used as a callup by the Knights.

Biggers, from Sarnia, was drafted by the Knights in the fifth round last year. In 45 games he scored nine goals and 25 assists and had 174 minutes in penalties.

Dennis, drafted in Saturday's NHL selections, went 182nd in the sixth round to the Buffalo Sabres. He's expected to be in goal for the Knights next season.

The Storm got another London player last season through a Knights trade.

The Knights gave up Ryan Pottruff and Rick Steadman to get veteran defenceman Dan Girardi plus a second-round draft pick this year. Guelph used that pick to take Leigh Salters of the London Junior Knights midgets.


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