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OHL Notebook: Greyhounds ink prospects, coaches continue to shuffle

The Soo Greyhounds signed prospect Joe Carroll on Friday

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The Soo Greyhounds top three picks from the 2017 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection are all signed.

The team announced on Friday that fourth round pick Joe Carroll has signed a standard player agreement with the organization.

“With outstanding performances at both our development camp and the OHL Gold Cup, Joe proved he is an elite player among his peers,” Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis said in a prepared statement. “He is the type of gifted player who has size, speed and a great shot. He uses his physicality to create space for himself with the puck and we look forward to continuing to develop this natural talent.”

Also signed from the 2017 draft class were first round pick Hayden Fowler and third rounder Robert Calisti.



Things have been quiet around the league with regards to player movement since the OHL trade freeze was lifted at the beginning of June but that doesn’t mean teaks haven’t been busy.

Much of the movement has been behind the bench and the latest change was the Windsor Spitfires naming Trevor Letowski its new head coach.

Letowski takes over the position after Rocky Thompson took a job in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves.

The 40-year-old served as an associate coach with the Spitfires for the past two seasons and also spent six seasons as head coach of the Sarnia Sting.

Earlier this week, David Matsos was hired by the Hamilton Bulldogs as an associate coach.

After spending four year with the Sudbury Wolves, which includes the last two-and-a-half seasons as head coach, Matsos and the club parted ways earlier this summer.

Former Soo Greyhounds forward Nick Cousins was dealt by the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. Cousins was dealt to the Arizona Coyotes along with prospect Merrick Madsen in exchange for prospect Brendan Warren and a fifth round draft pick.

Cousins, 23, played in 60 games with the Flyers last season, scoring six goals and 16 points.