The Kingston Frontenacs have acquired defenceman Billy Constantinou, forward Ian Martin, and 11 OHL Priority Selection picks from the Niagara IceDogs in exchange for forward Jason Robertson and defenceman Jacob Paquette.
“This was a very difficult and emotional move to make as I’ve witnessed both Jason and Jacob grow as hockey players and as young men since they were 16 years old,” said Darren Keily, General Manager of the Kingston Frontenacs. “We felt this was a great situation for both players to have another shot at the Memorial Cup and we sincerely wish them all the best.” We want to thank Jason and Jacob for all they have done for the Kingston Frontenacs and the great hockey they have performed for our fans,” said Keily.
In addition to Constantinou and Martin, the Frontenacs have acquired a number of OHL Priority Selection picks:
- Sarnia’s 2nd round pick in 2019
- Windsor’s 7th round pick in 2019
- Windsor’s 3rd round pick in 2020
- Peterborough’s 2nd round pick in in 2021
- Niagara’s 5th round pick in in 2021
- Niagara’s 2nd round pick in 2022
- Kitchener’s 3rd in round pick in 2022
- Niagara’s 2nd round pick in 2023
- London’s 3rd in round pick in 2024
- Niagara’s 13th round pick in 2020
- Niagara’s 11th round pick in 2021
“While we have added a great deal of picks, most important we have added another two young players to our roster that will be a big part of our future,” said Keily. “We look forward to welcoming Ian and Billy to Kingston.”
Constantinou, a 6’0″, 185 lbs. defenceman from Scarborough, Ontario was the IceDogs second round selection in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection. Martin, a 6’00”, 175 lbs. right winger from Scarborough, Ontario was selected by the IceDogs in the third round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, 51st overall.
The Frontenacs play in Peterborough on Thursday, November 22, 2018 before returning home to Leon’s Centre on Friday, November 23, 2018 to face the Sarnia Sting a 7:00 p.m. for the annual Teddy Bear Toss Game presented by Reliance Home Comfort. Tickets can be purchased at Leon’s Centre box office or at ticketmaster.ca.