The Owen Sound Attack is announcing that they have acquired forward Matt Schmalz and a conditional 4th Round Pick in 2017 from the Sudbury Wolves in exchange for forward Liam Dunda and a conditional 3rd Round Pick in the 2018 Priority Selection.
Schmalz, 20, is a Dunnville native, and has played the last three seasons with the Wolves, where he served as an assistant captain for the 2015-16 season.
Schmalz entered the league in 2012-13 after being the 17th overall pick by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. In 246 career OHL games, Schmalz has compiled 67 goals and 48 assists. Drafted 134th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2015 NHL Draft, Schmalz also suited up in 3 games for the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign in 2015-16, scoring once and adding an assist.
Dunda, who the Attack acquired from the Plymouth Whalers at the 2014-15 trade deadline, has scored 10 goals and added 17 assists in 167 career OHL games and was selected 176th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Attack General Manager, Dale DeGray, said, “Matt is a powerful, two-way forward who has the ability to score 30 goals in this league. We feel he will be a tremendous asset to our organization both on and off the ice.”
He added, “We’d like to thank Liam and his family for their time and effort over the past two seasons. We wish Liam nothing but the best moving forward.”