Peterborough Petes

Petes Acquire Caden Taylor, Conditional Pick from Wolves

January 8, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Peterborough Petes News Release

Forward Caden Taylor with the Sudbury Wolves
Forward Caden Taylor with the Sudbury Wolves
(Peterborough Petes)

(Peterborough, ON) - Peterborough Petes General Manager and Vice President of Operations, Michael Oke announced today that the team has acquired forward Caden Taylor and a conditional fourth round pick in 2027 from the Sudbury Wolves in exchange for defenceman Donovan McCoy.

Taylor, a 2007-born forward, was a first round pick, 9th overall, by the Wolves in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection. Through 27 OHL games, he's scored one goal and added four assists for five points. Last season, Taylor played for the Mississauga Senators U16, leading the GTHL in scoring with 37 goals and 39 assists for 76 points in 36 games. The Shanty Bay, ON, native led the Senators to the 2023 OHL Cup, leading the team in scoring with six goals and four assists for 10 points in four games.

"We're very excited to add Caden to the lineup," noted Oke. "Caden is a big, young forward with a lot of potential who led the GTHL in scoring last season."

McCoy, a 2004-born defenceman, was originally selected by the Petes in the first round, 15th overall, in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. The Belleville, ON, native has played in 163 games over four years with the Petes, scoring eight times and adding 42 assists for 50 points. In the 2023 playoffs, McCoy appeared in 22 games for the Petes, scoring twice and picking up eight assists for ten points, helping Peterborough to an OHL Championship. This season, McCoy was named the 62nd Captain in Peterborough Petes history.

"I'd like to say thank you to Donovan for everything he's done for the Petes and the City of Peterborough over the past four years," commented Oke. "From being selected as a 15 year old, to becoming the 62nd Captain in Peterborough Petes history, Donovan has been a consummate professional during his time with the Organization. He has been an amazing role model on and off the ice, and we can't thank him enough for that. Donovan's hard work and dedication was a huge part of our 2023 OHL Championship, and he will always be a champion in Peterborough."

The Petes are back in action on Thursday, January 11 when they host the Kingston Frontenacs for Harry Potter Night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the PMC. Fans can get tickets or by visiting the Grant Thornton Box Office. The game will also be broadcasted on YourTV Peterborough and Freq 90.5.

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Peterborough Petes defenceman Donovan McCoy
Peterborough Petes defenceman Donovan McCoy

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Forward Caden Taylor with the Sudbury Wolves
Forward Caden Taylor with the Sudbury Wolves


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