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Erie Acquires Picks from Kingston for Byrne

January 10, 2018 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Erie Otters News Release

Erie, Pennsylvania - Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that the team has acquired a sixth-round pick in 2018 and a thirteenth-round pick in 2020 from the Kingston Frontenacs in exchange for defenseman Mitchell Byrne.

Byrne, 19, has totaled two assists and ten penalty minutes in 21 games played with the Otters this season. The 5-foot-11, 189-pound defenseman has tallied four goals and thirteen assists for seventeen career points during four seasons with Erie, accruing 63 penalty minutes and a +21 plus/minus rating overall in his 140 career games played. Byrne appeared in 33 playoff games with the Otters over three postseasons, contributing a goal and three assists. Byrne was a member of the Otters' J. Ross Robertson Cup-winning team last season.

"On behalf of the Erie Otters organization, I would like to thank Mitchell for his years dedicated to the team and our successes," said Dave Brown. "His work ethic contributed to our culture and we are grateful for that. This move opens the door for our growing blue line corps, as they mature into larger roles with our team."

Ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Erie Otters front office located at 201 E. 8th Street in Erie, or by calling 814-455-7779. Single game tickets can be purchased in person at the Erie Insurance Arena box office located at 809 French Street, online at www.erieevents.com, or by calling 814-452-4857.

For more information on the Erie Otters and for media inquiries, please contact Aaron Cooney at aaron@ottershockey.com.

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