Otters Trade Lodnia to Niagara
The Erie Otters roster changeover from the 2017 OHL Championship run continued Tuesday when the team traded forward Ivan Lodnia to the Niagara Ice Dogs. Erie acquired winger Danial Singer and a 2019 fifth-round pick in the move.
Lodnia was drafted by the Otters with the 20th selection of the 2015 OHL Priority Draft. He spent three seasons in Erie where he recorded back-to-back 20 goal seasons over the last two years. He appeared in 190 regular season games during his time with the Otters and was a pivotal part to their OHL Championship in 2017
Singer comes to the Otters after spending his first two seasons in the OHL with Niagara. the 5' 7" winger played in 67 games last season for the Ice Dogs where he registered 26 goals and 48 points.
The 19-year-old was an 8th round draft pick by Niagara in 2016 after being named the Rookie of the Year in the GOJHL.
“We’re thrilled to add an offensively gifted player like Danial to our organization,” said Otters General Manager Dave Brown per a team press release. “Danial has established himself as a danger to score in all situations, and more specifically, on the power play. We feel he helps us progress in that area, something we wished to address prior to the start season. Daniel understands where and how to score, and we hope he will continue his development into an elite scorer over his time with us.”
With the trade, just five members of the Erie Otters 2017 OHL Championship team remain with the club
The Erie Otters open their season Saturday, September 22 at 7 pm against the Flint Firebirds.