Steelheads set to add Thomas Welsh

Peterborough Petes' goalie Michael Giugovaz celebrates his team's 4-3 shootout win over the...

Peterborough Petes' goalie Michael Giugovaz celebrates his team's 4-3 shootout win over the Belleville Bulls on Nov. 29, 2012 at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough. Belleville was playing without suspended players Austen Brassard and Jake Cardwell. (CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/QMI Agency)

DAVE POLLARD, QMI Agency

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A few months back, the Mississauga Steelheads made a deal with the Sarnia Sting that barely registered on the OHL's trade-ometer.

On June 1, the Steelheads sent a fifth-round pick to the Sting for the rights to 1995-born defenceman Thomas Welsh, who had committed to play at Penn State, in a transaction that many believe completed the J.P. Anderson blockbuster made at the 2012 deadline. It was one of four minor deals -- Keegan Wilson to Ottawa for Nicholas Foglia was the biggest -- made that day, the unofficial start of summer in the OHL.


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