Greyhounds add overage defencemanMonday, October 01, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Less than a week after the Soo Greyhounds had an overage spot open with the departure of forward David Quesnele, the team has added a defenceman to the overage mix.
The Greyhounds have acquired Sault Ste. Marie native Chris Buonomo from the Barrie Colts in exchange for a fourth round draft pick (2014).
The pick surrendered by the Greyhounds comes from a draft that still sees the Greyhounds holding 21 picks. The Greyhounds have eight picks in the opening five rounds of the 2014 draft, including their single picks in the first and third rounds along with two each in the second, fourth and fifth rounds.
Buonomo had yet to dress this season for the Colts, who had four overage players on their roster prior to the deal including forward Steven Beyers, defenceman Ryan O’Connor and goaltender Mathias Niederberger along with Buonomo.
The Colts are also in the process of looking for a new home for overage forward Gregg Sutch, who has not played yet this season. Acquired from Mississauga last summer, Sutch is at home awaiting a trade.
Buonomo, originally drafted by the Peterborough Petes in the third round of the 2008 OHL Priority Selection, suited up in 67 games for the Colts last season, scoring a goal and 13 points along with 98 penalty minutes. In 194 career games split between the Petes and Colts, Buonomo has three goals, 32 points and 323 penalty minutes.
Buonomo was acquired by the Colts from Peterborough along with a draft pick in exchange for a pair of picks