The Barrie Colts have traded goaltender Peter Di Salvo to the Oshawa Generals.
Di Salvo set career-high numbers last season as the Colts went on to win the Eastern Conference Championship, but has just two wins in 20 games so far this year.
On Tuesday afternoon the Colts and Generals pulled the trigger on a deal that sees the overage goalie land in Oshawa. In return the Colts get a 2012 fifth round draft pick that originally belonged to the Sudbury Wolves.
Di Salvo arrived in Barrie back in December of 2007. The Colts and Sarnia Sting pulled off a trade that saw five players switch teams. Di Salvo along with Dalton Prout and Colton Kennedy came to Barrie in exchange for Vladimir Nikiforov and Andrew Perugini, in a deal the Colts are still reaping the benefits of.
Di Salvo played in seven games that season for the Colts, going 3-3 with a 3.53 goals against average.
In the 2008-09 season Di Salvo split the goaltending duties with Barrie resident Michael Hutchinson. Di Salvo went 15-13 with three shut-outs, while posting a personal-best .919 save percentage. Hutchinson went 15-20 as the two-headed monster in net gave the Colts the fifth best record in the Eastern Conference.
In 2009-10 Di Salvo was given the reigns in the Colts net, as Michael Hutchinson was traded to London putting the spotlight fully on Di Salvo.
The Oakville resident played spectacular hockey on a record-breaking team, winning 38 games with just six losses.
Di Dalvo finishes with 59 wins in 117 career games played in Barrie.
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