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OTTERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN RYAN THOMPSON IN TRADE WITH BATTALION

Erie, Pennsylvania – With the start of Training Camp just weeks away for the Erie Otters, the team has begun the acquisition of new pieces for the roster; today doing so in a trade with the North Bay Battalion.

In exchange for their 9th Round Pick in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection Draft, the Otters receive right-handed Defenseman Ryan Thompson (’02) from the Battalion. Thompson was North Bay’s 1st Round pick (#8 overall) in the 2019 Priority Selection Draft.

Thompson, a big-bodied Mississauga-native, will play in his second Ontario Hockey League season in the 2021-22 campaign. In the 2019-20 season, the 18-year-old blueliner notched three assists and appeared in 43 games for the Troops.

Otters’ General Manager Dave Brown spoke highly of the newest addition to the team’s roster.

“Ryan is a defenseman that our organization has always coveted,” said Brown. “His physical characteristics and abilities are something we are very excited to be adding to our defensive corps.”

At 6’2”, 184lbs, Thompson’s size will measure near the top of the Otters defensive unit.

The Otters organization proudly welcomes Ryan Thompson to Erie and to the team.


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For further information on the Erie Otters and for media inquiries, please contact Shawn Bednard at shawn.bednard@ottershockey.com.

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