The Hamilton Bulldogs have traded overage defenseman Nicolas Mattinen to the Oshawa Generals.

In return, the Bulldogs receive 20-year old left-winger Eric Henderson, a 2nd round pick in 2020 and a 3rd round pick in 2022. Henderson, from Kingsville, ON, had 11 goals and 19 assists in 40 games with the Generals this season.

Mattinen was acquired in a trade with the Flint Firebirds in January 2018 and played 66 games with the Bulldogs scoring 16 goals and adding 22 assists for 38 points.

The Ottawa native is having a career season with 13 goals and 17 assists in 40 games.

“Nicolas was an integral part of our 2018 OHL Championship. He is a tremendous young man who has a very bright future,” said Bulldogs President and General Manager Steve Staios. “We wish Nicolas all the best in Oshawa and beyond.”

Mattinen was a part of the Bulldogs 2018 OHL Championship team and contributed seven points in the playoffs and added a goal at the Memorial Cup in Regina.

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