After a week of speculation, the dust has finally settled on Niagara Icedogs OA F Bradey Johnson as the team sent him to the Hamilton Bulldogs for a 15th round pick in 2022. Johnson looked like one of the more reliable Icedogs forwards in training camp and had a spirited display in Barrie scoring a goal and getting in a fight. He scored 11 goals last season while adding 16 assists.
“This was a difficult trade for us that brings mixed emotions,” said GM Joey Burke. “On the one hand, it is very difficult to move a guy like Bradey who is a complete embodiment of what it means to be an IceDog. He is a high character individual with an unmatched work ethic and a great teammate on and off the ice. At the same time, this is a great opportunity for Bradey with a great organization in Hamilton. We are excited for him.”
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Johnson, a former 13th round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, started his Icedogs journey in 2016. In 158 games in Niagara, Johnson scored 22 goals, while adding 26 assists for 48 points. Johnson was well respected for his defensive play, Johnson was a big contributor on the penalty kill and was also asked to play on the blue line when needed! The youth movement continues in Niagara
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