The Nepean Raiders made an end-of-year splash on the trade market, acquiring former QMJHL forward, Silas Mattawashish from the Ottawa Jr. Senators.
Originally acquired by Ottawa last offseason. Mattawashish, 19, had 15 goals in 37 games (26 PTS) with the Jr. Senators after playing for Val-d’Or of the QMJHL in 2016/17.
The Waswanipi, Que-native is projected to be an offensive threat in the Raiders lineup.
“He’s played the game at the next level, has a great shot and brings some much needed offence to our squad” said Raiders head coach, Darcy Findlay. “He’s near the top of the league in goals and when you remove graduates/commits for next year he’s at the top. He will be able to help us now and next season. We are very excited to add Silas to the mix”.
Going the other way in the deal is defenceman Michael Thomas. Thomas had 10 PTS in 28 games for Nepean this season, his first full year in the league.
Mattawashish will be leaving his close friend, Chiwetin Blacksmith after the two grew up together and will play against each other once again.
Ottawa and Nepean will face off once again on Jan. 24th at the Jim Durrell Sports Complex.