IceDogs deal Shankar to Windsor
The IceDogs traded Zach Shankar to the Windsor Spitfires. PHOTO BY: OHL IMAGES
The Niagara IceDogs have dealt overage defenceman Zach Shankar to the Windsor Spitfires in exchange for a seventh round pick in 2019.
“Zach did a great job for us, he served as an excellent mentor for our younger defenceman, and consistently showed the traits we desire. His character and work ethic were excellent here and we are sad to see him go, but feel this is a necessary move for us long term,” IceDogs general manager Joey Burke said. “I feel very confident in the progress our young defenceman have shown this season, so this difficult decision had to be made to open up more ice time for our young core.”
Shankar was acquired in the offseason in the hopes that his work ethic, character and experience would serve as a veteran presence for the IceDogs’ young defence core.
Shankar, who has two goals and seven points in 24 games this season, was a healthy scratch the past two games. The IceDogs now have an overage spot available. Johnny Corneil and Adrian Carbonara are the other overagers on the roster.
The IceDogs are home to Guelph Thursday at 7 p.m.