Brantford Bulldogs

Bulldogs Acquire 8 Draft Selections from Spirit for Donovan

January 8, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Brantford Bulldogs News Release

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO. The Brantford Bulldogs have completed a trade with the Saginaw Spirit on Monday, acquiring a series of eight OHL Priority Draft selections in exchange for defenseman Jorian Donovan.

The eight draft selections acquired by the Bulldogs are; 2025 2nd (BAR), 2026 2nd (OS), 2025 3rd (OTT), 2025 3rd (BAR), 2026 3rd (SAG), 2027 3rd (SAG), 2026 4th (MISS), 2027 4th (SAG).

Donovan, originally the 6th overall selection in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection Draft, has accumulated a tremendous resume while with the Bulldogs organization. Part of the 2022 OHL Champions in his rookie season, Donovan has onto be drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators (5th round, 136th overall), played in games with the AHL Belleville Senators, set the career record for goals by a Bulldogs defenseman (24) and most recently represented Canada at the 2024 World Junior Hockey Championships.

"Jorian has been an integral part of the Bulldogs foundation" said Brantford Bulldogs General Manager Matt Turek.

"It is always tough to move a player of Jorian's talent and more importantly Jorian's character. He leaves a wonderful legacy with the Bulldogs as both a player, a leader and an OHL Champion. We wish Jorian the very best with the Saginaw Spirit at the Memorial Cup and continued success in his professional career."

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