KNIGHTS TRADE LIBERATI; ADD BELL

Nov 19, 2013 - 04:21 EST

LONDON, ONTARIO: London Knights General Manager Mark Hunter announced today that the team has traded defenseman Miles Liberati to the North Bay Battalion in exchange for overage defenseman Zach Bell and a conditional 4th round pick (North Bay’s) in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.

Liberati, a 3rd round selection of the Knights back in 2011, was a 7th round (205th overall) selection of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft this past June and a member of the 2013 OHL Championship London Knights team.  He has 4 points and a plus-5 rating in 22 games this season.

Bell, a Brampton, Ontario native, is entering his 5th year of the Ontario Hockey League having played four full seasons with the North Bay (formerly Brampton) Battalion.  He’s played in 14 games this season with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL after signing a two-way contract with St. John’s Ice Caps (the Winnipeg Jet’s American Hockey League affiliate). 

Miles Liberati

Defense
Born Jun 21 1995  -- Cheswick, PA
Height 6.00 -- Weight 195 -- Shoots L
Selected by Vancouver Canucks round 7 #205 overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft

  Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 London Knights OHL 42 3 6 9 25 10 0 1 1 0
2013-14 London Knights OHL 22 1 3 4 18          

 

Zach Bell

Defense
Born Feb 13 1993  -- St. John's, NFLD
Height 6.02 -- Weight 228 -- Shoots R

  Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Streetsville Derbys OJHL 3 0 0 0 2          
2009-10 Brampton Battalion OHL 46 0 5 5 40 4 0 0 0 5
2010-11 Brampton Battalion OHL 63 3 9 12 86 4 1 0 1 0
2011-12 Brampton Battalion OHL 58 5 16 21 77 8 1 2 3 0
2012-13 Brampton Battalion OHL 67 9 18 27 50 5 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Ontario Reign ECHL 14 0 2 2 20