Whalers Acquire Sebastian Uvira From Oshawa

Jan 10, 2013 - 09:05 EST

Photo credit - Terry Wilson, OHL Images

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Whalers general manager and head coach Mike Vellucci announced today the acquisition of 19-year old left wing Sebastian Uvira – along with the Kitchener Rangers’ fifth round pick in the 2013 Ontario Hockey League Draft – from the Oshawa Generals in exchange for 19-year-old defenseman Simon Karlsson.

Uvira (from Freiberg, Germany) was selected by Oshawa 46th overall in the 2011 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.  This season, Uvira has scored three goals with three assists for six points over 23 games.  He has 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points and is +4 in 81 career games with the Generals.

Karlsson was taken by Plymouth 90th overall in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.  In 34 games with the Whalers this season, Karlsson (from Malmo, Sweden) scored two goals with nine assists and was +1 in 34 games.

Uvira is expected to report to Plymouth next week and will be in the lineup when the Whalers host Mississauga on Friday Jan. 18 and Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Compuware Arena.  Both games start at 7:05 pm.

The Ontario Hockey League Final Deadline concluded today at noon.

Earlier today, Plymouth acquired 19-year-old center Vince Trocheck from the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for 17-year-old center Zach Bratina, second and third round draft choices in 2015 and a third round choice in 2016.  On Monday, Plymouth acquired 19-year-old left wing Zach Lorentz from Windsor for right wing Alex Aleardi.  Lorentz made his Whalers debut last night in a 6-5 loss in Saginaw.

Plymouth comes into the weekend in second place in the OHL’s West Division with a record of 19-13-5-3, five points behind first place Sarnia.