PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Whalers general manager and head coach Mike Vellucci announced today the acquisition of 19-year old left wing Sebastian Uvira – along with the Kitchener Rangers’ fifth round pick in the 2013 Ontario Hockey League Draft – from the Oshawa Generals in exchange for 19-year-old defenseman Simon Karlsson.
Uvira (from Freiberg, Germany) was selected by Oshawa 46th overall in the 2011 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. This season, Uvira has scored three goals with three assists for six points over 23 games. He has 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points and is +4 in 81 career games with the Generals.
Karlsson was taken by Plymouth 90th overall in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. In 34 games with the Whalers this season, Karlsson (from Malmo, Sweden) scored two goals with nine assists and was +1 in 34 games.
Uvira is expected to report to Plymouth today and will be in the lineup this weekend when the Whalers host Brampton on Friday and Erie on Saturday at Compuware Arena. Both games start at 7:05 pm.
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