The Hamilton Bulldogs have added some Memorial Cup experience to their line-up by acquiring defenseman TJ Fergus from the Erie Otters.
In return, the Bulldogs send the Otters a 3rd round draft pick in 2018, a conditional 5th round draft pick in 2020 and a conditional 6th round draft pick in 2020.
The 20-year old native of Oakville, ON, is the son of former NHL forward Tom Fergus.
TJ Fergus has been a member of the Erie Otters the last three seasons, a team that posted 50, 52 and 50 win seasons. In 2016-17, Fergus and the Otters claimed the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions and went on to play in the 2017 Memorial Cup where they lost 4-3 to the Windsor Spitfires in the final.
“TJ brings a winning attitude to our dressing room”, says Bulldogs President and GM Steve Staios. “He’s played a significant role and in big games his entire OHL career and has the ability to make the players around him better.”
Last season, Fergus played in all 68 regular season games, recorded 33 points and was a +54.
TJ Fergus is expected to be in the line-up Saturday night when the Bulldogs open their 2017-2018 regular season against the Niagara IceDogs at FirstOntario Centre at 7 pm.
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