January 10, 2017
2015 second-round draft pick Jeremey Bracco has been tearing up the Ontario Hockey League with Kitchener Rangers this season, but he will now finish his final year in juniors with the Windsor Spitfires.
Shortly after his three goal, five point performance to help the United States to a gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, Bracco was traded within the OHL.
The Spitfires, who will host this spring’s Memorial Cup, sent 18-year-old forward Cole Carter and 19-year-old defenseman Andrew Burns to the Rangers along with second-round draft picks in 2023 and 2024 and a conditional second-round pick in 2025 for Bracco.
“With the team they have, track record, staff and hosting (the Memorial Cup), it was one of my top choices,” said Bracco. “I’m packing quick. I’m excited to jump in. It’s special to know you’re going to the Memorial Cup.”
Bracco had 17 goals and 51 points in 27 games for the Rangers this season and of course his first game for the Spitfires is against his old teammates on Thursday night!