The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League have announced that they have traded overage center Mike Cazzola and a 12th round pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection, a second round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, and a seventh round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.
Cazzola departs from the Otters after playing in 191 regular season games for the team. His 121 assists in an Otters uniform rank sixth in franchise history, and his 189 points are good for eighth place in Erie history.
Originally drafted by the Otters in the 13th round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, Cazzola posted career highs of 36 goals and 50 assists during the 2009-10 season. He also collected a total of 14 points in 16 career playoff games.
The Otters hit the road for a three-game swing, starting with the first of back-to-back games Friday night against the Owen Sound Attack at 7:30 p.m. Fans can listen to the action on JET Radio 1400.